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Here’s What Ocasio-Cortez Told Matt Gaetz During Speaker Vote

Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz told Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about a possible Democrat-led bail-out during Tuesday’s House vote, according to The Intercept.

Inaudible footage showed Gaetz and Ocasio-Cortez speaking to each other during the vote for the new House speaker. Gaetz, an opponent of Speaker-designate McCarthy, told Ocasio-Cortez that McCarthy believed Democrats would bail him out, allowing him to win the speakership, The Intercept reported.

Ocasio-Cortez assured Gaetz her party would not vote in favor of McCarthy, and that she’d spoken to other Democrats who backed her answer, according to The Intercept.

“McCarthy was suggesting he could get Dems to walk away to lower his threshold,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Intercept. “And I fact checked and said absolutely not.”

Ocasio-Cortez was later seen having a discussion with Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar about reports of a possible adjournment, The Intercept reported.

McCarthy has not been able to garner the 218 votes required to obtain the gavel in the 118th Congress. The Congress was forced to cast a third ballot — a phenomenon that has not occurred since December 1923 — with McCarthy accruing 203 votes in the first two ballots, and 202 in the third.

Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs unsuccessfully challenged McCarthy in the first round, receiving ten votes. Gaetz and Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy then nominated Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to challenge McCarthy on the second and third ballots. Jordan received the votes of all 19 Republicans who opposed McCarthy.

Democratic New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries won the 212 votes necessary to step into his party’s leadership role, marking the first time since 2007 that a Democratic leader has earned the support of every member of their party.

22 Comments
  • Inside voter fraud is the way to go as it is outside and their is Nothing you millions of Americans will do about it but bend over and take t like the snowflake sheeple you Americans are in obey your corrupt democrat, RINOS masters , LOL!

  • Grandpa says:

    RE: The lead-off photo.

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  • Curtis Richards says:

    Why Is It That The Whole House Shows Up To Have This Fiasco, To Show The Public How Important It Is. Make It Look Like History Is Being Made, Then After They Put In Their Choice, You Never See A Full House Again. Unless Some Other Scene One, Part Two Is Around The Corner Or Something They Dream Up. Then You Never See Them Running From Town House In Florida Or California. They Think That Who Ever IS On Top Get’s The Best Perks. Nothing To Do With Solving Real Problems.

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