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House Republicans who have endorsed Congressman Kevin McCarthy for speaker say they believe the momentum is on their side for tonight’s House Speaker vote.
Texas Republican Rep. Troy Nels told CNN that “we’re moving in the right direction” but urged Republicans to do so tonight so the House can come back on Monday and “get some work done.”
“I hope we’re not here tomorrow because I want to go home like everyone else. But we’ll get this done tonight, hopefully get home tomorrow, come back Monday morning. Everyone else in America gets up at seven o’clock to go to work that we have to be here on Monday and let’s get some work done,” he said.
Representative Don Bacon of Nebraska told reporters that McCarthy’s allies “definitely have momentum.”
“As long as we keep separating and going in the right direction, I hope it’s tonight,” he said. “We definitely have the momentum. I think we still have a vote or two to get, but that’s what they’re working on.
Asked if the Republicans could govern, Bacon said: “Yes, but it was not a positive start. I think Kevin McCarthy is good though. Now we will solve the problems. If we can solve the problem now, it puts us in a better position to get out of this.”
House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik told CNN she is “confident that Kevin McCarthy will be elected Speaker of the House, as I said a year ago, a year and a half ago, two years ago.”
She praised most of their conference for coming together around McCarthy: “As you can see, Republicans are united today and we’re working to fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all.”
“I’m optimistic that we’re in a great place,” she added.
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