The former president of the United States Donald Trump has appealed to Republican representatives to vote as Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, whose candidacy was shot yesterday by about twenty members of his own party. He did so in a post on social media Truth, reporting that he had "great conversations" last night. Trump then asked House Republicans to "seal the deal" and "take the win." “Republicans, don't turn a great triumph into a giant embarrassing defeat. It's time to celebrate, you deserve it. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, maybe even a great job, watch!” reads the message.
Yesterday evening Trump himself refused, in an interview with the "Nbc News" broadcaster, to confirm his support for the candidacy of McCarthy, who has already held the position of Speaker of the House between 2014 and 2019. session for the election of the "speaker" will resume today. McCarthy, against whom 19 Republican representatives voted in the first two ballots and 20 in the third, made it known that he does not intend to give up his candidacy. Trump ally Jim Jordan also spoke in favor of him, even though he had been voted by 20 Republicans in the third ballot.
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