January 5, 2023

The Fight Over the Speaker of the House

by The Journal.

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For days, the House of Representatives has been at a standstill. A group of conservative lawmakers continues to block Rep. Kevin McCarthy's path to become Speaker of the House. WSJ’s Natalie Andrews explains why some Republicans opposed McCarthy, and what it could take for them to be swayed.


Further Reading:

-Full Coverage of the Speaker Vote 


Further Listening:

-Why the Red Wave Didn’t Happen 


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