Kevin McCarthy FINALLY becomes Speaker on 15th ballot after

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Kevin McCarthy FINALLY becomes Speaker on 15th ballot after violent scenes in Congress: Republicans had to be held back from rebel Matt Gaetz on second anniversary of January 6, following four days of farce

  • The final vote tally was 216 for McCarthy, 211 for Democrat Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and six ‘present’ votes 
  • After the 14th ballot left McCarthy one vote short of the speakership, he immediately walked over to ‘present’ voters Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz
  • Rep. Mike Rogers then lunged at Gaetz and had to be held back by Rep. Richard Hudson before an all-out fist fight could break out on the House floor

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