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Column: Americans waited two months for a House of Representatives speaker to be elected in 1855



So, we have been saved from a prolonged delay in getting a Speaker of the House elected. The late-night vote on Friday, Jan. 6 gave the office to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican on the 15th ballot.


As the national news has told us repeatedly, this is not the longe...

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  1. McCarthy is a RINO and took money from Bankman-Fried who is a known deep pockets Dem donor. I wish they had taken longer but it seems there’s still not too many who are willing to stand up to the one party govt we have. At least it only takes 1 motion to oust him.

  2. Horace Greeley would have declared, “This is not a mere contest as to a Speaker of the House; it is but an incident in a long and arduous struggle which is to determine whether the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and our freedom and future will be flushed down the toilet of history.” The Republicans had ample time after the elections to negotiate a one-vote nomination and election for House Speaker when Congress convened. Democrats will continue to outwit, out-maneuver, and out-play Republicans unless their congressional leadership learns how to lead.

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