IT’S OVER: McCarthy elected House Speaker on 15th try, amid tense night of Republican chaos

This long national nightmare is finally over.

Kevin McCarthy was elected Speaker of the House early Saturday morning on the 15th vote after a tense evening of Republican chaos on Capitol Hill. 

The California Congress member finally gained a majority of voting members thanks to several far right-wing opponents voting present, including Florida Congress Member Matt Gaetz, who had voted present on the 14th vote Friday evening and denied McCarthy the speakership by a single vote.

With McCarthy elected, the House can finally proceed with its normal business in the 118th Congress four days after it was to begin — and despite the late hour, Republicans had scheduled it to

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