GOP Rep. Nancy Mace blasts 'D-Lister' Matt Gaetz over opposition to McCarthy  

Rep. Nancy Mace (S.C.) branded fellow Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.) a “political D-Lister” and knocked him for his opposition to Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) throughout Tuesday’s Speaker votes.  

“@RepMattGaetz full ego was on show immediately. He’s going to screw round and get one other [Rep. Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] elected Speaker. I’ll have much more to say about this political D-Lister tomorrow,” Mace mentioned on Twitter.  

The 118th Congress sat by three rounds of voting on Tuesday and adjourned with no Speaker after no nominee clinched a required majority of lawmakers’ votes.  

McCarthy misplaced the three consecutive votes to Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.). Within the third tally, the Republican secured 202 votes to Jeffries’s 212. 

Nineteen Republicans defected to solid their ballots for Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), respectively, within the first two votes, and 20 Republicans voted for Jordan within the third spherical.  

Gaetz was amongst these within the GOP who turned their backs on McCarthy, together with Biggs and Reps. Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.) and others.  

Gaetz, who nominated Jordan in the course of the votes, on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Architect of the Capitol questioning why McCarthy was holing up within the Speaker’s workplace within the Capitol advanced earlier than the highest management slot had been stuffed.