US House Fails To Elect Speaker As Republicans Take Over


The US House of Representatives failed to elect the next Speaker as Republican Kevin McCarthy could not garner the number of votes needed.

McCarthy, a Californian congressman is the leading candidate to replace Democrat Nancy Pelosi, has struggled to win the support of a small group on the right of his party on Tuesday

Despite Republicans taking control of the House, McCarthy needed to win a majority vote in the House, the lower chamber of the US Congress.

The report revealed that a number of Republicans are refusing to support him, despite him making several last-minute concessions.

This will be the first time in a century that the majority party has failed to elect a Speaker in the opening round of voting even as the role of Speaker of the House is one of the most important jobs in US politics.

President Joe Biden is facing a Republican majority in the House for the first time but Democrats will keep control of the Senate.

Meanwhile, Democrats, who are united around their candidate, have nominated Hakeem Jeffries to be Speaker of the House.

The New York congressmen’s nomination is a historic moment in the US, as he would become the first black American to hold the role.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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