Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commented on the drama surrounding the election of her potential Rep-Elect. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., after Wednesday’s sixth speakership vote failed.
Late Wednesday night, after the House of Representatives voted to adjourn for the day, Pelosi called out Republicans for their “cautious attitude” in picking a new speaker, tweeting, “All who serve in the House share a responsibility to this one.” give dignity to the body.”
“Unfortunately, the Republicans’ cavalier attitude to picking a speaker is reckless, disrespectful and unworthy of this institution,” she wrote.
The tweet ended by saying that the house must be opened and the “people’s work” must continue.
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However, Pelosi’s tweet was met with backlash when some responded to her initial statement, claiming all representatives are responsible for giving dignity to the body by mentioning their decision to tear up former President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address .
Other users, including The Babylon Bee editor-in-chief Joel Berry, responded by saying the failed votes were democracy in action and the obstruction of Congress was the work of the people to whom it referred.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to reconvene at 12 p.m. Thursday to begin the seventh round of voting.
A GOP aide confirmed to Fox News Channel Wednesday night that McCarthy is working with members of the House Freedom Caucus, many of whom are the 20 Republicans who oppose him, to reach an agreement on concessions in hopes of getting their votes in to steer its direction.
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McCarthy missed at least 15 votes to the 218 votes required to earn the Speaker’s Gavel in all six rounds of voting between Tuesday and Wednesday. He received his most votes on Tuesday with 203 votes, while he only got 201 votes in Wednesday’s rounds.
The 20 Republicans who voted against McCarthy on Wednesday cast their ballot for Florida Republican Byron Donalds, including himself. Indiana Republican Victoria Spartz voted “present” after previously voting for in Tuesday’s three rounds of voting McCarthy voted.
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House Democrats trailed new leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York in all six ballots, with all 212 voting for him.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-calls-republicans-attitude-toward-mccarthys-speakership-frivolous-disrespectful-unworthy Pelosi calls Republicans’ attitude toward McCarthy’s speakership ‘frivolous, disrespectful and undignified’