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McCarthy Nominated for Speaker With 188 Votes, Well Short of 218 He Needs

House Republicans voted 188-31 to make Rep. Kevin McCarthy the next Speaker of the House.

Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was just nominated to be the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in a 188-31 vote among Republicans during a closed-door vote, possibly indicating trouble ahead as Congress goes to a full vote on January 3 of next year.

McCarthy’s victory, while important for the alliance of establishment conservatives who joined 45th President Donald Trump to support him, comes as Republicans are projected to regain control of Congress following last week’s midterm elections.

where some have argued that the Republicans under performed against Democrats — stopping what was rumored to be a “red wave.”

Critics of McCarthy have pointed out that the current House Minority Leader does not have the required 218 votes necessary to win the floor vote in January despite receiving endorsements from 45th President Donald Trump, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and other prominent Republicans.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a vocal opponent of McCarthy, recently stated that there are “definitely more than five members of Congress who would rather be waterboarded by Liz Cheney than vote Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House, and I’m one of them.”

In winning the initial vote, McCarthy successfully fended off a challenge for the position by Congressman Andy Biggs (R-LA), who yesterday said Republicans seek a “new paradigm” and “different direction from the House of Representatives.”

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The McCarthy vote comes as top GOP figures cast blame on establishment Republican leadership over the midterm results, Valiant News reported.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made himself the latest prominent Republican official to cast blame on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) over the Republican Party’s poor midterm election performance.

“Well, let me start off by saying I am so pissed off, I cannot even see straight,” Cruz said on his “Verdict” podcast.

Cruz slammed McConnell for what “should have been a fundamental landslide election,” citing the Minority Leader’s withdrawal of crucial GOP funding from Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters’ campaign to use against another Trump-endorsed candidate in Alaska.

“We had an extraordinary opportunity. We had a generational opportunity. This should have been a fundamental landslide election. We should have won the House and the Senate. We should have a 30, 40, 50 vote majority in the House. We should have 53, 54, 55 Republicans in the Senate,” Cruz told co-host Ben Ferguson on Monday.

“I you look at this last cycle, Mitch McConnell pulled the money out of Arizona. We could have won — won Arizona. We nearly won Arizona and abandoning Blake Masters was indefensible,” Cruz said.

Trump also blamed McConnell for “spending money to defeat great Republican candidates instead of backing Blake Masters.”

“He blew the Midterms, and everyone despises him and his otherwise lovely wife, Coco Chow!” President Trump said.

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Andrew White is a Northern Virginia native. His work has been previously featured on Alex Jones’ Infowars, Revolver News, and The Liberty Daily. White is a constitutionalist Patriot, who focuses on social issues, election integrity, globalism, US politics, as well as general corporate and government corruption.



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    Ron C

    November 16, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Kevin is a RINO; the house may as well keep nasty Nancy as speaker. What is needed is someone like Jordan or Biggs to be a real leader for the working men and women of the nation!

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      November 16, 2022 at 9:53 am

      Right and Mitch also. Never trusted Kevin nor Mitch, so many others will be better than either one of them. Hope these new people coming in know the score.

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      November 16, 2022 at 10:27 am

      Ron, if they keep Kevin, it will be no different then having Paul RINO as speaker & what a joke that was!

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      Ruby Nesbit

      November 17, 2022 at 3:16 pm

      𝐈’𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 $𝟔𝟎𝐤/𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 , 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲. 𝐈 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞,
      , 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)
      𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧.… 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗝𝗼𝗯𝟮𝟰𝟳.𝗰𝗼𝗺

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    November 16, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Jordan just voted for rino Kevin. Everyone is always singing praises of Jim Jordan…go back and review Benghazi! He’s not as tough as ppl think, he will talk a big talk but usually craters! Surprised by MTG support??!!! What’s up with that

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      November 16, 2022 at 10:24 am

      Millie, you got that right! Jim Jordan has always been a good talker, but he does not do the walk. All talk & no action, may as well be a RINO!

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    November 16, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Republican party needs new leadership Biden is going to be happy if McCarthy wins I wonder how much money McConnell got from Biden to hold back money.

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    November 16, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Why would Trump support him? He should back someone that supports himself.

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    November 16, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Trump is usually good at picking, but he has made some mistakes, oz, mccarty, a few others they use him than turn on him like the Virginia woman, Trump makes President this time everyone in the White House gone but in those you investigate their true beliefs, like. Constitution as Written, God, Country, Family, Honesty, no one that was with clintons, obama, bush, all out,

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      November 16, 2022 at 10:23 am

      Exactly Lucy! He also picked Pence, Bill Barr – the worse, probably worse than Sessions if you can believe that! Unfortunately he (Trump) was inexperienced in just how DEEP the swamp is in Washington.

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    November 16, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Part and parcel during an intergenerational change in leadership. Too bad Mother Nature has not culled enough of the ossified 1940s crowd. They came of age during an unbridled explosion of national wealth. The attendant power and control of this magnitude is not voluntarily relinquished. Unless forced they’ll only depart feet first, in a box at room temperature. Classic example is the empty carcass that used to be Sen Feinstein. When the last time you saw or heard from her? SloJoe not far behind.

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    November 16, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Dump McRINO’s McCarty and McConnell!

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    November 16, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Larger bribes will have to be paid by McRINO’s McCarty and McConnell!

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    November 16, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Beware the wolf in sheeps clothing. Rinos pretend to be good guys while Dems don’t even try to hide their nefarious & demonic agenda!

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    November 16, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    McCarty, McConnell both RINO scumbags need to GO! Two faced hacks. McConnell and Pelosi, Schumer all in on that Jan 6th B.SS. planned by them. Embedded FBI and Pelosi daughter , so in law there with video cameras! FIRE them all.

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