Chinese tabloid press having fun with the US House Speaker deadlock

us speaker deadlock 06 January 2023


Cartoon via China’s Global Times, the paper noting:

  • Historic deadlock drags on in US House
  • 218 votes are needed to win
  • The Republican Party majority in the House have ample numbers to get to 218 votes but a hard-line faction is voting consistently against Republican front-runner McCarthy, preventing him from getting the job.
  • The last time the Speaker vote went on this long was in 1859 – it took 44 rounds, and two months.
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