Tense Moments on the House Floor
By Natalie Andrews
All through the roll call, GOP Reps Garrett Graves and Patrick McHenry appeared to be asking Rep. Matt Gaetz to vote in their favor and support Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
When his name came up for the second time -- he missed the initial roll call -- Mr. Gaetz voted present.
Because of the numbers needed, after the final votes, it appeared it wasn't enough. Mr. McCarthy needs one more vote in his favor.
Mr. McCarthy who has stayed away from appearing to ask for votes directly on the floor, went over to Mr. Gaetz and seemed to be imploring him. Mr. Gaetz shrugged and shook his body as if to say no. The Florida Republican has fundraised on his fight against Mr. McCarthy.
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