January 27, 2023

Complete Chaos: Dems To Mix ‘No’ If McCarthy Attempts to Adjourn Without Speaker Vote

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), meanwhile, called Trump’s endorsement of McCarthy “Sad! “

Update (1130ET):   Kevin McCarthy and his allies  are positively discussing adjourning the House until Thursday, but might not have the votes to pull  that   off,   CNN   reports, citing multiple resources.

McCarthy and crew are worried that  they could lose more votes if they go to a fourth ballot , which would completely undermine their claims associated with regaining momentum.

In order to adjourn the House, nevertheless , they need 218 votes –   which they have no .

Their hope is that furious negotiations that have occurred since yesterday evening through this morning have peeled aside some of the no-votes and given McCarthy forward momentum before a critical fourth ballot. However he is still unlikely to obtain 218 votes on that ballot to win the particular speakership.  

Below is why a vote to adjourn might fail:   Voting to adjourn would require 218 ballots, and Democratic sources state they would actively whip against a motion to discontinue. Plus some Republicans will likely vote against it as well. -CNN

If they can’t adjourn, the vote goes to a fourth ballot.

Representative. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), meanwhile,   called Trump’s endorsement of McCarthy “ Sad! ”   in a Wed statement to  Fox News,   incorporating “ This changes none my view of McCarthy, nor Trump, nor my vote. ”

Oh – and the Democrats are about to pour sodium in McCarthy’s wound in case he tries to adjourn.

Right after yesterday’s chaos at the House, which saw support to get Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) increasingly wane  all through three failed votes for Speaker , the House starts Wednesday in a state associated with crisis.

Roughly 10% of the Republican meeting has voted against McCarthy, leaving him 16 ballots shy of a win.

As such,   no Speaker means no committees, and no rules . As  Punchbowl News   notes, “ There are members-elect, but the chaos Tuesday prevented any lawmakers from getting officially sworn in. Absolutely nothing resembling this has occurred much more than a century. ”

Indeed,   McCarthy appears to be on the basics   – with 20 GOP lawmakers sitting down staunchly opposed to the Ca lawmaker, led by Repetitions. Matt Gaetz (FL), Chip Roy (TX) and Scott Perry (PA).

On Tuesday night, Roy made an appearance on  Fox News ‘ “ Ingraham Angle’ where he accused McCarthy of  rejecting a listing of conservative demands  concerning committee assignments.

“[McCarthy] becomes around and he lies about us. Then he has [Alabama Rep.] Mike Rogers stand up and talk about throwing us off committees. He or she just burned himself. He or she just solidified 15 or 20 [members] who were against him, ” he said.

As  Axios ‘ Alexi McCammond points out,   the  ‘ nightmare’ scenario   Nancy Pelosi faced from ‘ The Squad’ in 2019 has become McCarthy’s reality .

Indeed, McCarthy is scrambling   – having dispatched top emissaries late Tuesday to begin negotiating with the number of 20 dissenters. Key allies include Reps. Patrick McHenry (NC), French Hill (AR), Garret Graves (LA. ), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) and Guy Reschenthaler (PA), exactly who McCarthy hopes can encourage his detractors to switch.

More via  Punchbowl News ;

These McCarthy allies were also advised to share the conservatives’ demands with the entire conference. McHenry, a top leadership lieutenant throughout the Trump presidency, told all of us this about his task:

Everyone must be on the same page about what the needs are for rules and structural changes so we might have Speaker McCarthy elected [Wednesday].

Elect a speaker nowadays?   We’re not so sure that will happen.

McHenry is one of the smartest inside players in the House and a possible speaker should McCarthy flop.   He and the rest of the McCarthy emissaries are working to socialize exactly what the conservatives want so everybody can “ come to terms with having the 20 [no votes] on board. ”

There exists a lot of horse-trading going on right this moment. Or, as McHenry place it:

“ In a legislative institution, all the gifts of the organization are available when you have a moment such as this… It can look because shambolic as you want it to consider as long as possible, but it nevertheless gets resolved. ”

One of the keys here is that it’s not only McCarthy and his best aides involved in the talks right now – it’s a wider swath of members with different skills and different relationships.   The conservatives have a large amount of scar tissue with McCarthy. Extending the circle could help with reaching an accord.

Meanwhile,   former Leader Trump  (whose perform on January 6 McCarthy called “ atrocious plus totally wrong, ” which he was “ inciting people” ) gave McCarthy an ALL CAPS ENDORSEMENT, publishing to Truth Social;

“ Some great conversations took place last night, ” adding “ and it’s the time for all of our GREAT His party House Members to ELECTION FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & VIEW CRAZY NANCY PELOSI JOURNEY BACK HOME TO A VERY DAMAGED CALIFORNIA. ”

“ Kevin McCarthy will do a great job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH! ” Trump continued, apparently forgiving Kevin for joking in 2016 that Putin was ‘ paying Trump . ‘

Will Trump’s endorsement talk to Biggs, Gaetz or Chip Roy?

Not likely.

“ If you want to drain the swamp, you cannot put the biggest alligator in charge of the physical exercise, ” Gaetz said upon Tuesday.

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