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The House of Representatives of the US Congress failed on the third attempt to elect a new speaker

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The House of Representatives of the US Congress failed on the third attempt to elect a new speaker

US congressmen from the lower house broke an almost century-old tradition by failing to elect a speaker in the new composition. After the mid-term elections in November last year, the Republicans, contrary to forecasts, managed to get a slight advantage only in the House of Representatives, in the Senate the majority remained with the Democrats. The Democrats now have 212 seats in the House of Representatives, while the Republicans have 222. Officially, the Congress began work in the new composition from the beginning of this year.


At the very first meeting of the lower house, where the main issue was the election of a new speaker, there was an embarrassment. The chairman failed to be elected neither in the first, nor in the second, nor in the third round. 14 times in total stories congressmen failed to elect a speaker in the first round of voting, the last time this happened in 1923.

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is considered the main contender for the speaker's chair. In addition to him, two more candidates were nominated: Andrew Biggs for the Republicans and Hakim Jeffreys for the Democrats.

The Democratic candidate in the first round was supported by his entire faction of 212 votes. But the Republicans were split. In the first round, 203 MPs voted for McCarthy, Biggs received the rest of the votes. It is noteworthy that in the third round (so far) McCartney even lost one vote. Democrats in all rounds continue to vote unanimously for their candidate.

To win the speaker's chair, previously held by Nancy Pelosi, one of the candidates must receive at least 218 votes. Elections will continue until such time as this happens.
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  1. Ezekiel 25-17
    Ezekiel 25-17 4 January 2023 12: 15
    -1
    On this occasion: "... And the Elephants are not true ...".
    1. Luka Nord
      Luka Nord 4 January 2023 12: 52
      +2
      That the Republicans, that the Democrats, are one and the same .. Russia is not easier from this, the blood of the Slavs continues to flow and I think soon something else will be set on fire on the borders of Russia or inside the country ..
      So keep in line and don't relax guys. soldier
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 January 2023 12: 57
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      Quote: Ezekiel 25-17
      On this occasion: "... And the Elephants are not true ...".

      "When there is no agreement in the comrades,
      In the mood their business will not go,
      And nothing will come out of it, only flour." (Ivan Krylov)
  2. Real Pilot
    Real Pilot 4 January 2023 12: 23
    -1
    "Personnel leapfrog" ... Yes, yes!

    The American political system is in crisis, which has long been known. This is just a small indicator. The impossibility of reaching an agreement stems from the fact that before everything was enough for everyone, there was an inter-party consensus, and the retention of the chambers and the presidency of one of the parties was a pure formality for the "deep state" ... And now the situation has changed!

    Let Elon Musk be called to the post of speaker. The speaker has the right to be from outside, not from members of the House. Then he will tell them all how to live if they themselves cannot decide. And report back to the public on Twitter! wassat
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 January 2023 13: 47
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      Quote: RealPilot
      The American political system is in crisis, which has long been known. This is just a small indicator. The impossibility of reaching an agreement comes from the fact that before everything was enough for everyone, there was an inter-party consensus


      There was no smell of consensus in the United States, and the struggle between the Democrats and the Republicans went on with varying success, there simply was not a big advantage. But we need to pay attention to one point that we did not notice. We all remember who was Bush's son's Secretary of State, meaning Condoleezza, and who then he had a man who shook the test tube, they were Africans. If you look back a little, it will become clear who were secretaries or ambassadors to the UN before them, and you will find that this is the first appearance in such a number of prominent positions in America of people of a different color, precisely under Bush son .. This is due to the fact that with one On the other hand, the Republican Party was heavily decapitated during the Clinton years, again, many people from the Republican Party were denounced by being exposed as neocons. Nobody wanted to deal with them at the beginning of the XNUMXs, they also automatically disappeared. After that, the Democrats came out on top. But who were appointed, new high-ranking people of a different color, but clearly not the Democrats.
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  4. Fangaro
    Fangaro 4 January 2023 12: 25
    +1
    What a "wise" decision the Republicans have: nominate two candidates.
    To spite their grandmother, they try to freeze their ears?
  5. Real Pilot
    Real Pilot 4 January 2023 12: 35
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    Quote from Fangaro
    What a "wise" decision the Republicans have: nominate two candidates.
    To spite their grandmother, they try to freeze their ears?

    McCarthy is a consensual and compromise speaker. At the moment, he is the embodiment of an inter-party "agreement" (exactly so, with the same negative connotation that we have for the ultra-patriots) for the actual continuation of the current course.

    But a group of radical Republicans is demanding a serious revision of state policy. Hence the two candidates ... There is a bargain, as usual.
    The mainstream candidate will win, but the ultra-conservatives will secure certain political preferences.
  6. Luka Nord
    Luka Nord 4 January 2023 12: 42
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    The House of Representatives of the US Congress failed on the third attempt to elect a new speaker

    The Jews cannot decide in any way in Congress .. And they want and inject! You can’t just put Russia on the knees of the Lord usurers.
    We have already become different. And our eyes have been opened to many things, who and what is happening in this world
  7. Andy_nsk
    Andy_nsk 4 January 2023 12: 49
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    Long live McCarthyism!?
    /*many beeches niasilil*/
  8. svp67
    svp67 4 January 2023 13: 14
    +1
    Block doors, block communications, don't feed, just give water...
  9. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 4 January 2023 13: 14
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    US congressmen from the lower house broke an almost century-old tradition by failing to elect a speaker in the new composition.

    Traditions in the West, now alone, everything reminds of Germany in 1934, to ban music, burn books, burn paintings - "not even 90 years have passed."
    In Lithuania, they started talking about "mental quarantine" for Russian culture.
    This is the expression used by the Minister of Culture of Lithuania Simonas Kairis, speaking of the temporary abandonment of the Russian cultural heritage for the duration of the conflict in Ukraine.
    A number of public figures of the country also supported the call to Western countries by the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko to temporarily stop the demonstration of works of Russian culture in public space.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 4 January 2023 14: 45
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    The House of Representatives of the US Congress failed on the third attempt to elect a new speaker
    . This is normal .... in addition to inter-party "disagreements", there is also intra-party squabbling!
    And where is it wrong, in one form or another, may I ask?
    By the way, and general approval, is it better or what ???
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 4 January 2023 15: 08
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    The ghost of democracy shudders every time from its democracy !!
  12. Lykases1
    Lykases1 4 January 2023 15: 32
    +1
    They don't know how to vote, that's all. Here are ours, in the State Duma, anyone will be elected, approved, supported. Because professionals.
  13. UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 4 January 2023 20: 27
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    For me, the ideal of elections is the vote of the cardinals for the candidacy of the Pope. They are not allowed to leave the premises until a choice is made. And in order not to sit up obscenely, they are still not fed there.