The House reconvened on Friday as the speaker election continued after McCarthy lost 11 ballots in a row.
McCarthy has taken a political beating this week.
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20 Republican lawmakers are refusing to vote for McCarthy.
McCarthy remained defiant on Thursday evening and defended concessions he’s made.
Rep. McCarthy has been huddling with the GOP detractors and has apparently caved to all of their demands.
GOP Rep. Ralph Norman expects a written agreement to end the standoff.
Kevin McCarthy told reporters he’s “not putting any timeline” on getting to 218 votes as some lawmakers call for him to resign his bid.
News — McCarthy defends concessions he’s made, says he won’t be a “weaker speaker” because of the motion-to-vacate deal, downplays the time it’s taken so far and says he has no timeline to get to 218 pic.twitter.com/dma2dGmmsh
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