Trump called Republicans rogues who refused to endorse McCarthy during the 14th round of voting

Trump called Republicans “rogues” who refused to endorse McCarthy during the 14th round of voting

NYT has revealed that former President Donald Trump made a couple of calls to ask rogue Republicans to allow Kevin McCarthy to reach the speaking position

The vote to elect the new speaker of the House of Representatives became a real soap opera after the “rebellious” Republicans stood their ground and refused to give their vote to Kevin McCarthy who on more than one occasion came close to rising like the new speaker.

The former president of the United States, Donald Trump, asked through his social network to “vote for Kevin”, however, his call was ignored, but what apparently some Republican “rebels” could not ignore was the call that he also presidential hopeful made them during the 14th round of voting.

The New York Times reported that Donald Trump called Rep. Matt Gaetz, who was leading the anti-McCarthy caucus, after he voted “present” over “McCarthy,” costing the now-Speaker of the House victory.

According to the aforementioned medium, Trump’s call would have influenced Gaetz to agree to continue another round of voting that McCarthy finally won after almost four days of suffering from the mallet.

CNN reported that Trump made a call to Rep. Andy Biggs, who, like Gaetz, said “present” on the 15th ballot instead of voting against McCarthy. The final Republican holdouts switching to a “present vote” lowered the threshold of votes needed to win and allowed McCarthy to secure the seat.

McCarthy had nothing but praise for Trump after the closing of the House “I don’t think anyone should doubt his influence. He was with me from the beginning ”. He added that the former president was “all in” and that he would “call me and call others” while “helping get those final votes.”

Trump posted a message in support of McCarthy on Truth Social shortly after the final vote “the ‘Speaker’ selection process, as crazy as it sounds, has made it so much bigger and more important than if it was done in the more conventional way. Congratulations to Kevin McCarthy and our great Republican Party!”

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