Speaker of the House vote and news

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy is back on the ballot for House speaker for an eighth time. He was nominated by Rep. Brian Mast of Florida. Voting continues Thursday, the third day with no leader elected.

Mast said that when discussion began about who would be House speaker months ago behind closed doors, he urged McCarthy to see member’s votes as a signal to their communities that they vouch for the Republican leader.

“Look at us as individuals that are looking out to our communities, our neighborhoods, our friends, our neighbors, and our country and telling them that we vouch for you, because that is what we are doing,” Mast said.

“And I couldn’t be more proud to stand here today and vouch for you my friend,” he added.

Republicans have been in a stalemate, even after closed-door negotiations Wednesday night into Thursday morning — talks in which McCarthy has reportedly given more concessions and said lawmakers are “making progress.”

Still, in the last round of voting, McCarthy did not get enough votes to win the speakership.

Sumber: www.cnn.com

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