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Because he assumed that they were bluffing, or would quickly knuckle under pressure after a few failed votes.


Exactly! That's the way it has always worked in the past. I think what happened to Trump woke a few of them up. They should be applauded not criticized for taking the stand.



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Won't be surprised if a backroom deal isn't struck to flip enough Dems to drag him across the finish line, thus negating the “Insurgents”.

Deal would have Dems' political agenda pushed through; no examination of Hunter B's laptop; and some favorable committee assignments.

Proving once again that the Stupid Party can't govern without the Evil Party telling them how high to jump.
Dear lord, I hardly think we're quite there yet. They just adjourned until 10, and that vote was exactly along party lines. I mean, I'll try not to be surprised, but I think it's way early, and silly...

KM would be giving up ALL of his control if he were to mastermind something like that. If any other members chose that course they'd be abused for the next 2 years, only the MSM would love them.


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Gaetz is using it as a fundraising opportunity. Received this text in the last 5 minutes:



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he is worried about looking like a dick and he is one


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This is what will happen, a bathroom stall agreement with Jeffries will be made. In the dark of night there will be for one reason or another enough democrats not able to make a vote bringing down the threshold of votes needed by McCarthy to win. No way will a democrat vote for a republican. It would harm them in their district. Then some time when Jefferies wants a vote or payment back he will call in McCarthy to help him with his zipper. Who loses? We the people!


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I think the holdouts will be convinced to vote "Present".

Both sides win.


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I think the holdouts will be convinced to vote "Present".

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It would not work that way the threshold would still be too high. And if republicans don’t show Jefferies would win


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If I'm not mistaken, it would bring down the needed threshold to give him the win. Could be wrong though.


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To become speaker you need the majority votes present over a quorum. There are 434 currently so the threshold to win with a full house present 218 votes. There are 212 democrats, 222 Republicans. A present vote is a vote for no one but present. So because you need to lower the representatives present to lower the threshold Democrats or republicans would have to be a no show.


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Rumor is that it is either 2/6 need to flip their vote, or 3/6 (hold-outs) need to vote present.





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I stand corrected,Ok I see that is does count if voted present 12 people would have to vote present to for Jefferies to win with 212 less if McCarthy has 214 or people not to vote at all onto be present.


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If this reporter is right, we may be near the end of this saga. The vote started at 10:00PM.

Series of tweets:

https://threadreaderapp.com/th...527015726735360.html

BREAKING: Source tells me the closed-room background why the 14 are now backing McCarthy.

THREAD



HRC=House Republican Conference

https://twitter.com/JennaEllis.../1611527015726735360



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Appears the only way McCarthy can win is if Gaetz votes for him.

Do I hear 15?


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Oh, damn, Kev.

Well, shit, it's the weekend. Have a cocktail and take a break.

 
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My last cocktail...



McCarthy's last speaker vote...

 
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It appears Gaetz is switching his vote.

McCarthy wins.


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It appears Gaetz is switching his vote.

McCarthy wins.


Nope. Voting present. Tune in Monday for week 2 of the clown show. Same Bat time, same Bat channel.
 
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