Roskam: Republicans Gather Enough Votes For Special Conference To Slow Down Speakership Election

Republicans in the House of Representatives have banded together to ensure a cooperative debate on strategy and party disagreements before House GOP conference chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) can try to help House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) take Rep. John Boehner’s ’s soon-to-be-vacated job as House Speaker, and instead force a special extended conference meeting that can now happen without McMorris Rodgers’ approval.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) speaks as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) looks on during a press conference after a closed meeting with fellow Republicans, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The House plans to move on Wednesday to extend highway and transit …

Freshman Texas Congressman Chokes on Boehner Vote

Newly elected Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX) choked on his first opportunity to vote as a member of Congress. In the recent election for Speaker of the House, the very first vote a congressional member makes, Babin chose to vote “Present.” He was the only member present to not cast a vote on a candidate for Speaker.

Babin Victory Photo