The president of United States, Joe Bidendescribed this Wednesday as “shameful” the blockade of the election of the new leader of the House of Representatives by the internal divisions of the republicans.
Before embarking on a trip to Kentuckythe president told the press in the gardens of the White House that he lower house blockade It’s not his “problem,” but he warned Republicans that yesterday’s show, Tuesday, was “embarrassing” and that “the rest of the world is watching.”
The House of Representatives will meet again this Wednesday to try to elect its president for the 118th legislature after failing the day before, something unprecedented in the last century.
The leader of the Republicans in the House, the Californian kevin mccarthylost three consecutive votes to become the new “speaker” due to a rebellion by the hardest wing of his party, grouped in the so-called Freedom Caucus.
McCarthy failed to win the 218 votes needed to be elected in any vote, despite Republicans holding a 222-seat majority that they won in last November’s midterm elections.
The small group of ultra-conservative congressmen make McCarthy ugly for not having negotiated with them a reform of the debate rules or the names to lead the congressional committees in the new legislature.
McCarthy attacked the press against the comrades who think more about “positions for themselves than in the country”, but warned that he would not go “anywhere” and that he would fight until the end.
The ex-president donald trump (2017-2021) broke the silence this Wednesday and asked his hard-wing acolytes to unblock the situation and vote for McCarthy.
The regulation does not contemplate any other alternative to continuing to repeat votes until someone achieves the necessary majority to replace the president of the House until now, the Democrat. Nancy Pelosi.
Former US President donald trump asked the hard wing of the republicans that this Wednesday they stop blocking the party’s candidate kevin mccarthy to preside over the House of Representatives, after an internal division prevented him from being elected.
It’s been a century since we’ve seen such chaos in the lower house of Congress, where a group of Republicans, some of them supporters of Trumpboycotts McCarthy’s candidacy, jeopardizing his political career.
On Tuesday everything indicated that the Republicans would be exultant to start the vote knowing that they had a majority in this chamber after the legislative elections in November. A shorter advantage than they imagined before the elections, but which, after all, gives them the necessary power to carry out the investigations they want against Democratic President Joe Biden.
But a group that considers McCarthy too moderate dampened the party.
“It’s time for all of our great Republican members of the House to vote for Kevin, close the deal and achieve victory,” he posted. Trump on social media on Wednesday. “Republicans, don’t turn a huge win into a gigantic, embarrassing loss,” she said.
McCarthy needs 218 votes in the House, something that is supposed to be easy to achieve with a majority of 222 seats. But 19 Republicans voted against him in the first two rounds and 20 in the third.
(With information from EFE)