GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has now tried and failed to become Speaker of the House seven times. On his seventh attempt, McCarthy got trolled by Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, who nominated former President Donald Trump for the role.
“Donald John Trump,” Gaetz said as he was called on to cast his vote. GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy again failed to secure enough votes for the speakership.
As NBC News points out, Gaetz’s vote marks the first time Trump received a vote this year.
My vote for Speaker of the House today?
Donald John Trump. pic.twitter.com/ajFdcHVPM5
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 5, 2023