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Kevin McCarthy elected House speaker after rowdy, late-night vote



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Republican Kevin McCarthy from California was elected Home speaker on a historic, post-midnight fifteenth poll early Saturday, overcoming holdouts from his personal ranks and flooring tensions that boiled over after a chaotic week that examined the brand new GOP majority’s capacity to manipulate.

Republicans roared in celebration, then embraced their new speaker, chanting “USA! USA!”

With a speaker elected, the Home lastly was capable of begin swearing in newly-elected lawmakers, who had been ready all week for the chamber to formally open and the 2023-24 session to start.