House Speaker saga: McCarthy loses on 13th ballot, House to vote again | LiveNOW from FOX

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Jan. 6, 2023 that he's confident he'll have the votes to get elected House speaker when the chamber reconvenes at 10 p.m. for the 14th roll call vote. "Yes," McCarthy told a reporter when asked if he would have the votes to become speaker. When asked if McCarthy would be able to convince two GOP holdouts, Reps.-elect Eli Crane, R-Ariz., and Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., the California Republican replied, "I'll have the votes." Congress voted for the 13th time on Jan. 6, 2023, with McCarthy again failing to garner enough votes. Following the 13th vote, the House voted to adjourn until 10 p.m. ET. The House is expected to take part in the 14th vote at that time. More LiveNOW from FOX streaming video

House speaker not yet elected, TX Rep says 'its time to lock everyone in a room' | LiveNOW from FOX

More drama on capitol hill, the house held two more rounds of voting for speaker. There's still no clear indication whether Republican leader Kevin Mccarthy will be able to garner enough support from his colleagues to win the nomination. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) spoke with LiveNOW's Andrew Craft about the voting process and an update on a possible resolution. McCarthy needs 218 votes to become speaker. Republicans have a slim majority of 222 lawmakers, so McCarthy can leave only four GOP minds unchanged. The House of Representatives leadership election went to a second ballot for the first time Tuesday since 1923 after no candidate secured the 218 votes necessary to be elected House speaker. The House abruptly adjourned shortly after three failed attempts to elect a speaker. McCarthy failed to clinch House speakership in fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of voting, splitting votes with Rep.-elects Jeffries and Donalds.