Republican Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) on Saturday won the House speakership following a historic five-day battle for the gavel.
While McCarthy negotiated with Republican holdouts to shore up his support, CNN commentators spent the week scoffing at—and even ruling out—the prospect of a McCarthy victory.
“At this point, Kevin McCarthy has lost the speaker’s race,” former Democratic congressman Mondaire Jones said Wednesday. “This is embarrassment after embarrassment.”
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