The House of Representatives began trying like a UFC struggle Friday night time, when a congressman needed to be bodily restrained from attacking one in every of his colleagues.
It went down late Friday night time after the 14th vote for Speaker of the House … the place Kevin McCarthy once more did not get the required variety of votes.
Rep Mike Rogers (Republican, Alabama), a McCarthy supporter, was watching Matt Gaetz … who partially spearheaded the opposition to McCarthy and voted no.
Rogers eyeballed Gaetz having a chitchat with McCarthy, and apparently noticed Gaetz mouth the phrase “committee.” It’s unclear precisely what the two have been speaking about, however Gaetz was serving on the House Armed Services Committee, which Rogers chairs. It apparently appeared like McCarthy and Gaetz reached some kind of settlement.
We’re guessing — however looks like a superb guess — Rogers was apprehensive McCarthy was going to provide the chairmanship to Gaetz in return for his vote, and that set Rogers off.
C-SPAN received pictures of Rogers dropping it, strolling to the row by which Gaetz was sitting after which totally lunging at him. Other reps tried to thwart an assault by grabbing Rogers by the chin and shoulders … holding him again.
Rogers then screamed at Gaetz, “I will not neglect this!”
McCarthy received the quantity he want on the fifteenth vote, so he is now formally Speaker. The query now — what did Gaetz get?