original For the Chinese hardline McCarthy, he has not become the Speaker in the 11th round of voting, breaking the record of 164 years, and Trump was nominated as the original speaker
Former title: Trump was nominated for the Chinese hardline McCarthy, who failed to become the Speaker in the 11th round of voting, breaking the record of 164 years
The 118th Congress of the United States recently proposed that the Republican Party return to the House of Representatives four years later, but the Republican Party has been unable to elect the Speaker. After 3 days and 11 rounds of voting, McCarthy still failed to pass the threshold of obtaining votes for the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives. He also broke the record of 164 years and became the most popular candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, but had been in labor for the longest time. Without an outstanding Speaker, the United States Congress cannot function.
According to the “Presidential Succession Act” of 1947, the President of the House of Representatives succeeded only next to the Vice President, ranking the third in American politics.
For more than 200 years, the House of Representatives has been operating on the legal basis of the Constitution and a 1789 legal provision. According to the Revised Statutes of the United States, before the first session of Congress starts any other business, the Speaker must first take the oath of office, and then the Speaker shall supervise the members to take the oath of office.
McCarthy was reportedly frustrated by the collective boycott of several Republican lawmakers. In order to remove the obstacles, McCarthy made substantial concessions to his own parliamentarians, but it still seemed that he could not persuade these hardliners.
It is reported that the reason for the difficult birth of the Speaker of the House of Representatives this time is that about 20 extreme right-wing members of the Republican Party ignored the appeal of former President Trump for party unity, refused to support the candidates who they thought were unreliable in ideology, which is equivalent to no longer obeying Trump’s order.
At this time, Gates, the main member of the Republican anti McCormick camp who refused to support him, made another leap. In the 11th round of voting on the evening of January 5, he nominated former President Trump as the candidate. Because there was no requirement, the Speaker of the House of Representatives must be a member of the House of Representatives.
Under the circumstance of constant noise within the Republican Party, McCarthy seemed unable to pass the 11th round of voting. Since the Speaker of the House of Representatives has not been elected for a long time, the elected new members cannot be sworn in.
Most importantly, although the Republican Party won back the House of Representatives with a slight gap of 222 seats to 212 seats in last year’s mid-term election (the threshold for more than half of the House of Representatives is 218 seats), the Speaker election is a bad start for the House of Representatives Republican Party, and the intra party struggle also highlights the challenges that the Republican Party may face in the 2024 presidential election.
On the other hand, when the Republican Party was fighting among itself, the Democratic Party was very united and supported the House Speaker candidate, New York Congressman Jeffries.
McCarthy, 57, from California, has been in Congress for more than 30 years. In his early 20s, he worked in the office of then Republican Congressman Thomas, and stayed there for 15 years; Thomas announced his retirement in 2006. McCarthy competed for the House of Representatives seat of the former boss and was elected successfully with 70% of the votes.
After entering the House of Representatives in 2007, McCarthy entered the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives in just two years. He has been the leader of the majority party from the chief vice party whip and the party whip. Now he is only one step away from the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
McCarthy has been paying attention to China’s issues all the year round, and is a hardliner against China. He has repeatedly talked about China’s Xinjiang issue, Hong Kong issue, the origin of COVID-19 and other issues. In the face of the drills conducted by the military departments of the Chinese Mainland in the Taiwan Strait region, he also publicly supported the Taiwan authorities to participate in international organizations, and called on the United States to accelerate arms sales to Taiwan.
In response to China, McCarthy selected 15 members from many House committees to form a “China Working Group” in May 2020; It is determined that if elected as Speaker, a “Special Committee on China” of the House of Representatives will be established to show his importance to China.
McCarthy said at the time: “China is the most significant geopolitical threat in our lifetime. We need to take an overall government approach based on the China Working Group to ensure that the United States is ready to face the economic and security challenges posed by China.”
Therefore, if McCarthy becomes the Speaker of the House of Representatives, it is expected that he will focus on issues such as confronting China and safeguarding Taiwan Strait security, and relevant laws may be promoted more and faster, which is unfavorable to China.
However, China never interferes in the internal affairs of other countries. It doesn’t matter to China who the United States elects to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Soldiers will block it, and water will cover it! (Frog on the well)Go back to Sohu to see more
Editor in charge: