The days leading up to the final vote that elected Kevin McCarthy as the speaker of the House were tumultuous, to say the least. At one point, Alabama republican Mike Rogers went after Florida republican Matt Gaetz and had to be held back by North Carolina republican Richard Hudson in what has resulted has it now being called the Waffle House of Representatives.
It seemed Kevin McCarthy was going to waltz into the speaker’s seat without an issue when Republicans took control of the House. They should’ve known better, and now McCarthy conceded so much that the seat he fought for is hardly worth sitting in now. Out of frustration, it almost came to blows before the 15th vote was counted and McCarthy rose the victor, which has many people scratching their heads wondering, the victor of what?