Elon Musk Says Kevin McCarthy Should Be President As Election Farce Enters Day Three With Republicans STILL Deadlocked After Six Ballots
- Musk tweeted Thursday morning: “Kevin McCarthy should be president”
- He gave his support to his ally as the speaker’s vote entered the third day.
- McCarthy was spared a seventh ballot Wednesday after House adjourned
- Republicans are still trying to negotiate as the process drags on and leaves Congress in limbo.
Elon Musk has endorsed Kevin McCarthy to be Speaker of the House as lawmakers head to the Capitol for a third day to cast their votes at noon.
The Twitter owner stood by his ally on Thursday morning with Republicans still deadlocked over the farcical scenes in Congress.
“Kevin McCarthy should be president,” Musk tweeted.
The House adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night, saving McCarthy a seventh ballot for president that he likely would have lost.
It is the first time in more than 100 years that a Speaker has not been chosen in the first round of voting, and the process seems to drag on with the Republican Party unable to reach an agreement.
The Republican rebels who have scuttled his bid, who have been dubbed the ‘Taliban 20’, have entrenched themselves and insisted they will never back the Republican leader.
McCarthy said overnight that there has been progress in talks ahead of a decisive day for his offer.
Elon Musk has endorsed Kevin McCarthy to be Speaker of the House as lawmakers head to the Capitol for a third day to cast their votes.
The Twitter owner stood by his ally on Thursday morning with Republicans still deadlocked over scenes of farce in Congress.
The chamber floor was thrown into chaos Wednesday night shortly after members returned from a short break, as Democrats and Republicans tried to yell at each other during a voice vote on whether to call it a night. .
The embattled House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, told reporters earlier in the evening that he wanted to adjourn today’s session to allow for more negotiations after 20 members of his caucus derailed their bid for the gavel.
But Democrats seemed willing to stay in the room and publicly expose McCarthy’s possible political demise.
New House Democrat No. 3 Representative Pete Aguilar called for individual votes to be cast after the voice vote went inconclusive, and the final was reached.
All eyes were on McCarthy’s Republican critics to see if they would join the Democrats in prolonging the night.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Wednesday after a closed-door meeting and just before the 8 p.m.
Republicans have been thrown into chaos over their disagreements over a new House speaker.
At one point, DailyMail.com observed progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in an intense conversation with conservatives like Matt Gaetz and Paul Gosar.
But in the end, she was one of the Democrats who yelled at the House clerk to give her members more time to compete and cast their votes.
In the end, the adjournment movement narrowly won, to the tune of applause from the Republican side.
Only five Republicans voted with Democrats to continue the night: Reps. Andy Biggs, Lauren Boebert, Eli Crane, Matt Gaetz and Bob Good.
It came after six rounds of voting, three on Tuesday and three on Wednesday, in which the Republican Party failed to unite around a new leader. It’s off to a rocky start for the new majority in the House.
The camera was briefly lifted Wednesday afternoon until later the same night, with McCarthy holding a crisis meeting in Majority Leader Tom Emmer’s office in the middle.
Rep. Kat Cammack said it was clear Democrats were enjoying the Republican divide over the “popcorn, blankets and booze” they brought to the ballot as she made her proposal for McCarthy’s candidacy for president.