Others say the Speakership debacle is hurting the reputation of Congress, Republicans and the nation.
After six tries and six rejections, the pressure now is on the man who wants the job but can’t get enough votes to win it.
An unruly group that calls themselves the Freedom Caucus, has derailed six attempts by Kevin McCarthy to become speaker. That’s good news but the party doesn’t have anyone to do the job.
Two days have come and gone without the House selecting a Speaker. Wannabe Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he will keep fighting to win the job that others say he doesn’t deserve.
The new term begins with the Speaker of the House swearing in members but with no Speaker, no one has been sworn in to serve.
A focus on sedition and the role of Donald Trump in trying to seize control of the nation and overthrow democracy are expected to be key points.
McCarthy says he is supported by disgraced former president Donald Trump but those who oppose the California Congressman for Speaker say he will never win.
Preliminary vote-counting says Kevin McCarthy is short of the 218 votes he needs to become the new speaker.
A detailed report filled with evidence, interviews and cold, hard facts about an attempted coup to overturn a legal election by a criminal tyrant.