House Speaker Vote Heads To Fifth Vote

Thirty minutes into the fourth vote for House Speaker and the votes for Byron Donalds. R-Fl., passed the five-vote threshold blocking McCarthy from succeeding in gaining the majority and winning the Speakership. After failing to win the first three votes McCarthy attempted to call the House adjourned for the day, but did not have enough votes to do so.

As of now, and until a Speaker is selected, House members cannot be sworn in and will continue to use the Representative-elect title. The Clerk of the House, who is currently presiding over the vote, will continue to head the House until a Speaker is selected.

The voting will continue until a majority is gained for one candidate. This could take days or even weeks depending on how the member-elects vote. Though this will for sure remain close as the votes continue to come in.