Rep. Bruce Westerman issues statement on Speaker vote


Today, the House of Representatives took a series of votes to elect the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The House recessed until January 4th without choosing a Speaker. Representative Westerman issued the following statement in response:

“While I am frustrated that the House could not agree on a choice for Speaker today, we are working through this process in good faith. This is not the first time the House Speaker’s race has gone through multiple ballots, and I’m sure it won’t be the last either. Choosing who is third in line to the Presidency is critical, and the process we go through to make that choice should be serious and deliberate.

As the House continues our process tomorrow, I hope my colleagues will see that supporting Kevin McCarthy gives the American people the greatest opportunity for success in the next two years. He is committed to moving us forward under a conservative vision that prioritizes American security, energy independence, and economic growth. Arkansas’s Fourth District families have placed their trust in me, and I want to get to work for them now.”