January 6, 2023, 03:43 – Public News Service – OSN

Eighth attempt to elect speaker of the lower house American congress was not successful. Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy once again failed to get the 218 votes needed to win.

During the eighth ballot, 201 legislators supported his candidacy, 17 voted for Republican Party representative Byron Donalds, and three more votes went to other candidates. All 212 Democrats voted for their leader Hakim Jeffreys.

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome,” Congressman Adam Schiff tweeted.

Before the election of the speaker, members of the House of Representatives cannot take the oath and begin legislative activity.

Earlier, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov commented on another attempt to elect the speaker of the lower house of the US Congress. According to him, the system of government in the United States of America is increasingly faltering. More on the topic read in material Public news service.