Der 57-Jährige wurde in der Nacht auf Samstag (Ortszeit) erst nach wohl schwerwiegenden Zugeständnissen im 15. Wahlgang gewählt. Auch wenn sich McCarthy selbst fest im Sattel sieht, steht außer Frage, dass es nach den wohl beispiellosen Szenen der letzten Tage im US-Parlament weiter turbulent bleibt.
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McCarthy Wins Speakership on 15th Vote After Concessions to Hard Right
Mr. McCarthy clawed his way to victory by cutting a deal that won over a sizable contingent of ultraconservative lawmakers on the 12th and 13th votes earlier in the day, and then wearing down the remaining holdouts in a tense session that dragged on past midnight, ultimately winning with a bare majority, after a spectacle of arm-twisting and rancor on the House floor.
McCarthy scheitert immer wieder im US-Kongress
Nach fünf weiteren ergebnislosen Wahlgängen hat das US-Repräsentantenhaus in Washington die Abstimmung über den Vorsitz der Parlamentskammer erneut vertagt. Einen entsprechenden Antrag nahm die Kammer gestern Abend (Ortszeit) mit knapper Mehrheit an. Die Demokraten stemmten sich gegen die erneute Unterbrechung des Wahlprozederes. Die nächste Sitzung soll nun heute (12.00 Uhr Ortszeit bzw. 18.00 Uhr MEZ) beginnen.
House Speaker vote: House votes to adjourn after McCarthy falls short 11th time
The result will bring the House Speakership fight to a 12th ballot, tying it for the fifth-longest in history. The House will reconvene at noon on Friday.
This ends with McCarthy stepping aside or him accepting our proposal: Matt Gaetz
Rep.-elect Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., explains why he is not voting for Kevin McCarthy and what it would potentially take to earn his vote on ‚Fox News @ Night.‘
Live updates: Vote on Kevin McCarthy’s bid to be speaker of the House drags into day three
What will happen on day three? Members will continue to vote. The vote will last until a speaker is selected. The House remains paralyzed with members-elect not sworn in, lacking security clearances and the lower chamber remains unable to conduct any legislative business.
House GOP Leaders: No More Authoritarian Mandates
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Biden administration’s unlawful vaccine mandate:
“President Biden’s vaccine mandates are unlawful and not based on science. They deny workers their livelihood, divide our society, and diminish liberty. They are bad policies that undermine public confidence in the vaccines and compound the President’s failure to fulfill his promise to ‘crush the virus.’
There was congressional notification prior to the US airstrike on #Syria, @PentagonPresSec tells reporters.
„The Department of Defense briefed Congressional leadership before the action last night,“ confirms @PressSec
. „The administration has been briefing the Hill at the Member- and staff-level today. There will be a full classified briefing early next week at the latest.“
Biden administration to give Congress full classified briefing on Syria strikes by next week
“The Department of Defense briefed Congressional leadership before the action last night. The Administration has been briefing the Hill at the Member- and staff-level today. There will be a full classified briefing early next week at the latest,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
Massie defiant, criticizes leaders for preventing him from speaking on floor
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Friday for not allowing him to speak on the floor before the House approved a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.
Massie had sought to force a roll-call vote on the measure, earning a condemnation from President Trump in the process and criticism from a number of members of Congress.
Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing
Esper also said the so-called Gang of Eight, the top members of Congress’s intelligence committees, did not believe further intelligence on Iran should be shared with Congress.
Esper told CBS’s Margaret Brennan he spoke to one of the officials who briefed the Gang of Eight and that “his assessment was most if not all the members thought the intelligence was persuasive and that the Gang of Eight did not think it should be released to the broader members of Congress.”
House GOP leaders refuse to condemn Donald Trump’s racist tweets, say the uproar is ‚all about politics‘
GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California told reporters he doesn’t consider Trump’s comments racist and slammed Democrats for planning to bring a resolution to the floor later Tuesday condemning the president’s remarks.
“Let’s not be false about what is happening here today,” McCarthy said. “This is all about politics and beliefs of ideologies.
Equating @IlhanMN & @RashidaTlaib’s criticism of Israel to Steve King’s long defense of white supremacy is obscene (McCarthy said it’s worse). In the US, we’re allowed to criticize our own government: certainly foreign governments. The GOP House Leader’s priorities are warped.
Kevin McCarthy Promises ‘Action’ Against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib
(10.2.2019) The Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said he would take action against two Democrats who have sharply criticized Israel if the Democratic majority did not do so.
“If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said according to Capitol Hill reporters writing for a number of newspapers. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.”