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GOP Reps Biggs, Boebert Vote 'Present'

The Wall Street Journal · 01/06/2023 23:59

By Eliza Collins

Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona voted present. Mr. Biggs had been one of Rep. Kevin McCarthy's opponents who is unwilling to budge.

Mr. Biggs was followed by Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado who also voted present as she did in the fourteenth round.

If enough lawmakers vote 'present' Mr. McCarthy's threshold required to be speaker can be low enough he can pass without the support of five detractors.

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