LIVE: McCarthy creeps closer to the speaker's chair

Published January 6, 2023 at 7:28 AM EST

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is edging closer to victory after more rounds of voting for speaker of the House.

The House adjourned after a 13th round and will return at 10 p.m. EST, at which point Rep. Kevin McCarthy thinks he’ll have secured the handful of votes he currently needs.

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ICYMI: Without a speaker, the House is without rules, so one member brought a pet to a floor vote.