(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – Tempers flared on the House floor Friday night after GOP holdouts dashed Rep. Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) hopes of victory on the 14th ballot for speaker of the House. The hours of talks on Friday night were not enough to sway Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Eli Crane (R-AZ), Bob Good (R-VA), and Matt Rosendale (R-MT).
McCarthy made headway with Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL), holdouts who voted "present" on Friday night, but without another vote in favor of McCarthy, the GOP leader fell one vote short of becoming the next speaker.
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Tensions were high after four grueling days of negotiations. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) could be seen pulling Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) back as he appeared to nearly get in an altercation with Gaetz over his "present" vote.