WATCH: Wild Scene as Member Has to Be Restrained From Going After Gaetz

Rep. Mike Rogers is restrained from going after Rep. Matt Gaetz. Credit: C-Span.

The U.S. House held yet another vote on Friday night, after a deal had reportedly been worked out between Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and the group who had been holding out. This time, there were some flips including Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) voting present, lowering the number that McCarthy would need to win.


But in the end, it still wasn’t enough for McCarthy. It came down to Gaetz being the last vote needed, after others holding out voted for other people. Gaetz missed the first vote, but then when he voted for the second call, he just voted “present.”

A lot of Republicans applauded that, but the math still didn’t add up for McCarthy.

McCarthy went over to lobby Gaetz. At least one McCarthy supporter, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), appeared to want to get up close and personal with Gaetz; some described it as a lunge. You can be the judge. But someone then tried to physically restrain Rogers.


This is getting crazy.

When the House votes to adjourn Friday night, it’s expected to stay in recess until Monday.


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