The Florida congressman is proud to be the one to oust former Speaker Kevin McCarthy. That move hasn't won him any prizes with House Republicans but his constituents want to see more just like it.
McHenry, the bespectacled and bow-tied gentleman from North Carolina, is in the spotlight as the speaker pro tempore, the reluctant leader of a paralyzed House of Representatives.
Kevin McCarthy's run as speaker was relatively short and anything but sweet.
Congressional leaders have unveiled a new stamp that commemorates former Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who died in 2020 after serving more than three decades in Congress. The ceremony took place Wednesday at the Capitol.
Friday on Political Rewind: After months of wrangling, Congress has officially sent a debt ceiling bill to the president's desk. More Republican hopefuls are throwing their name in for 2024. Mike Pence, Chris Christie, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Bergum will announce in the coming days.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The House sent a debt ceiling bill to the Senate, though four of Georgia’s representatives voted against it. Meanwhile, the GBI and APD arrested three protestors who were raising bail funds for anti-“Cop City” activists. And election denier Kari Lake leads Georgia’s GOP convention.
Monday on Political Rewind: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gotfeatured on a list of 500 Americans barred from Russia. During a tour of Israel, Gov. Brian Kemp met with Israeli Prime Minister Minister Netanyahu, who asked about a state bill codifying antisemitism.
For President Tsai Ing-wen, the meeting will cap off a high-stakes trip intended to prove to voters that strengthening U.S. ties is worth the fallout, as Taipei's relations with China deteriorate.
Monday on Political Rewind: It's the first day of the 2023 Legislature. With a large, diverse group of incoming freshmen, we ask our panel what to expect out of this session. Plus, all eyes are on Gov. Brian Kemp as he kicks off his second term.
The memory of the speakership fights leading up to the Civil War remind us that the consequences of dysfunction in the national government affect us all.
Friday on Political Rewind: It's been two years since a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in order to stop a presidential election. Our panel reflects on the January 6th insurrection and talks about its legacy. Meanwhile, Rep. Kevin McCarthy faces his 12th vote for House Speaker today.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp says he won't support the move by national Democrats to move Georgia's primary earlier. After two days of failed votes, Rep. Kevin McCarthy continues his bid for House Speaker.
The U.S. House has not chosen a speaker for the 118th Congress after six rounds of voting. It's the first time in 100 years that voting for a speaker has gone beyond one round, and those opposing Kevin McCarthy now hold the key.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Republicans failed to elect a Speaker of the House yesterday. Will Rep. Kevin McCarthy win in a historic fourth vote today? In Georgia, the race for former Rep. David Ralston's seat is going to a runoff while Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Burt Jones vow to reign in "far-left local prosecutors."
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Hundreds of documents from the January 6th Committee outline Georgia's importance to the effort to overturn the 2020 election. The Fulton County election probe may soon recommend criminal charges. And proposals to eliminate Georgia's runoff system continue.