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Exposing The Media Bias In Reporting The Speaker Election

The multiple rounds of voting ensured that the speaker would uphold the GOP’s values. It would be unwise to discount the process as mere “strife” or “revolt.”

U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talks to reporters in Statuary Hall after being elected Speaker in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 07, 2023 in Washington, DC. After four days of voting and 15 ballots McCarthy secured enough votes to become Speaker of the House for the 118th Congress. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

The media narrative for the last five days, from when the 118th Congress got seated, has focused on how Kevin McCarthy had to make deep concessions to "right-wing, pro-Trump, election-denier GOP members" to secure his Speakership of the House.

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