He needs 218 votes yet these 9 are NOT voting for him so he lost already.
Nine members of the House Republican Conference on Monday sent House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a letter of non-support – another setback in his bid to become speaker with the vote scheduled for Wednesday.
The letter said electing McCarthy would be a “continuation of past and ongoing Republican failures.”
Republicans now control the House with 222 members, and McCarthy essentially needs the support of 218 in the full floor vote to become speaker.
The letter was signed by Reps. Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania; Paul Gosar, of Arizona; Chip Roy, of Texas; Dan Bishop, of North Carolina; Andy Harris, of Maryland; and Andrew Clyde, of Georgia, along with Rep.-elects Andy Nogales, of Tennessee; Anna Paulina Luna, of Florida, and Eli Crane, of Arizona. All are among the conference’s most conservative members.