Republican Predicts Major Trouble Controlling House

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On Wednesday, Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) predicted a “messy two years in Washington” as the GOP-controlled House had a historical struggle trying to elect a speaker of the House.

Mast told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that part of the reason why the next two years will be messy is that everything will “play out the way the founders designed it, in a messy way,” where both parties get to have a say in everything.

Mast added that this will also make it much harder for them to complete things. Despite all of this, Mast admits that this is the way that everything is supposed to be.

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) finally secured House speakership on Friday evening, after five days of uncertainty from the Republican Party.

Democrats, on the other hand, appear united behind Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.). In the GOP, 19 lawmakers cast their votes in favor of someone other than McCarthy in the first two rounds, while in the third round, 20 Republicans voted in favor of Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio).

This was the first time in a century that a Speaker was not elected on the first ballot.

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