Rep. Matt Gates voted former President Donald Trump for House Speaker on Thursday in the seventh round of voting by lawmakers, but again failed to fill the post.
Gates, a Florida Republican and a major opponent of House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, voted for Trump, but the day before he criticized the former president for supporting McCarthy to lead the House. did.
Gates has killed 20 conservative North Korean defectors who delayed the inauguration of the 118th Congress, including preventing McCarthy from taking the top job and serving a two-year term in Congress. One person.
A key ally of Trump, he called the former president’s support for McCarthy “sad” after issuing a statement reasserting that House Republicans should unite around McCarthy, a California Republican. I called.
“It’s time to see all of our great Republican congressmen vote for Kevin, close the deal, win, and see crazy Nancy Pelosi go home to a very broken California. Mr. Trump He wrote on Truth Social:
McCarthy only received a maximum of 202 votes, but that fell to 201 when Indiana Rep. Victoria Spartz opened the “present” ballot earlier this week.
A candidate must have 218 votes or a majority vote of the members to secure the Presidency.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/jan/5/matt-gaetz-votes-trump-house-speaker/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS Matt Gates votes for Trump as Speaker of the House