Inching forwards – but still not enough votes for Kevin McCarthy to become US House speaker

Republican Kevin McCarthy is inching towards securing enough support to become speaker of the US House of Representatives – with 15 more people voting for him in the latest ballot.

But the extra backing for Mr McCarthy is still not enough for him yet to succeed outgoing Speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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