House of Representatives Adjourns as GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Loses Sixth Vote

The US House of Representatives voted to adjourn for a second night without a speaker on Wednesday, January 4, after GOP leader Kevin McCarthy failed to secure enough support to be elected.

McCarthy has lost a total of six votes in two days, effectively paralyzing Congress.

Footage here shows the House voting 216-214 to adjourn for the night after scenes not witnessed since 1923, when it took nine votes to elect a speaker. Credit: C-SPAN via Storyful

Video transcript

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Have all members elect voted?

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- Does any member elect wish to change his vote?

- No.

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- All right, continue [INAUDIBLE]

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[APPLAUSE]

- Read the change.

- Off no, on aye, from Mr. Gosar.

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- On this vote, the yeas are 230.

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[APPLAUSE]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Mr. Jackson of Texas. Mr. Jackson of Texas votes aye.

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- Mrs. Pettersson. Mrs. Pettersson votes no.

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- Ms. Stansbury.

- No.

- Ms. Stansbury votes no. Ms. Van Duyne.

- Ms. Van Duyne voted aye.

- Ms. Van Duyne voted aye.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- On this vote, the yeas are 216, the nays are 214. The motion is adopted. Accordingly, the House stands adjourned until noon tomorrow.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]