Kevin McCarthy Home Speaker Votes, Congressman Lunges at Gaetz
The Home of Representatives began trying like a UFC battle Friday night time, when a congressman needed to be bodily restrained from attacking one in every of his colleagues.
It went down late Friday night time after the 14th vote for Speaker of the Home … the place Kevin McCarthy once more did not get the required variety of votes.
Rep Mike Rogers (Republican, Alabama), a McCarthy supporter, was watching Matt Gaetz … who partially spearheaded the opposition to McCarthy and voted no.
Rogers eyeballed Gaetz having a chitchat with McCarthy, and apparently noticed Gaetz mouth the phrase “committee.” It is unclear precisely what the two had been speaking about, however Gaetz was serving on the Home Armed Companies Committee, which Rogers chairs. It apparently regarded like McCarthy and Gaetz reached some form of settlement.
We’re guessing — however looks as if a superb guess — Rogers was anxious McCarthy was going to offer the chairmanship to Gaetz in return for his vote, and that set Rogers off.
C-SPAN bought pictures of Rogers shedding it, strolling to the row through which Gaetz was sitting after which absolutely lunging at him. Different reps tried to thwart an assault by grabbing Rogers by the chin and shoulders … holding him again.
Rogers then screamed at Gaetz, “I will not overlook this!”
McCarthy bought the quantity he want on the fifteenth vote, so he is now formally Speaker. The query now — what did Gaetz get?