Kevin McCarthy was named the new speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday. Ending days of bitter Republican infighting . That has paralyzed the lower house of Congress.
The 57-year-old Californian needed.
A simple majority to be elected as Washington’s top lawmaker. Who presides over House business and is second in line to the presidency.
But it became the longest speakership election in 160 years as. Divided Republicans held 15 rounds of voting over four days to fend. Off a right-wing, anti-McCarthy revolt.