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Maryland’s Andy Harris among Republicans opposed to McCarthy as House Speaker

January 4th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

House Republicans flailed through a second day of multiple balloting Wednesday, unable to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy as House speaker or to come up with a new strategy to end the political chaos that has tarnished the start of their new majority. For a fifth time, Republicans tried to vote McCarthy into the top job as the House plunged deeper into disarray. That came moments after the fourth vote showed 20 conservative holdouts still refusing to support him, unchanged from the previous time around and leaving him far short of the 218 votes typically needed to win the gavel. Maryland’s lone Republican Congressman Andy Harris was among those not voting for McCarthy