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McCarthy Fails to Get the Gavel (Again)
CNN Political Briefing
Jan 4, 2023

The House is still without a speaker, after GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy failed to secure the gavel six times. CNN's Political Director David Chalian explains the warning signs for McCarthy that emerged today. Plus, it seems former President Donald Trump isn’t even able to move the needle for the small, but determined, group of Republicans who oppose McCarthy.