LIVE: McCarthy creeps closer to the speaker's chair
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.
Here's what we're watching:
- Republicans indicated there were fresh talks about McCarthy conceding on House rules and spending limits. The GOP held a conference call this morning.
- Democrats aren't budging, saying they're staying united against helping the GOP sort out the stalemate.
- Remember: All other House business is stalled, which some are calling a national security threat.
ICYMI: Without a speaker, the House is without rules, so one member brought a pet to a floor vote.