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Kevin McCarthy fails to win enough votes to become Speaker

Clip: 01/03/2023 | 8m 59s  | Video has closed captioning.

Tuesday marked the start of a new Congress with Democrats retaining the Senate and Republicans taking control of the House. Republican Kevin McCarthy has aimed to be Speaker for years but a group of his own party members adamantly opposed him. The rebellion from far-right lawmakers left McCarthy short in multiple rounds of votes so far. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill.

Aired: 01/03/23

Rating: NR

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