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Gaetz and Boebert in the House of Commons during the fourth day of the presidential election on Friday, Jan. 6.
Gaetz and Boebert in the House Chamber during the fourth day of the Speaker Election on Friday, Jan. 6. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Representatives Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert expressed optimism that Kevin McCarthy will become the speaker in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity less than an hour before members return to vote for the 14th time.

While Gaetz and Boebert, who voted for McCarthy on all 13 previous ballots and even nominated an opponent for McCarthy, expressed vague optimism on Friday night, Hannity did not pressure the two. people how they will vote on the floor

“I am excited and encouraged. I am grateful that McCarthy, as chairman, has responded to all the changes we have asked for,” said Getz, who earlier this week referred to McCarthy as a squatman because “it’s a squat.” assumed the presidency before being formally elected
“I’m optimistic about where we are right now,” Gaetz added.

Gaetz compared the negotiations between Hold and McCarthy to a prenuptial agreement: “Sometimes there can be uncomfortable moments in the arrangements, but it’s necessary.”

“We may have a little final touch. We might be able to fix it tonight. But I’m proud of the whole Republican convention,” Gaetz added.

Two days ago, Gaetz told CNN that McCarthy was “a desperate man. The share of votes will decrease every time there is a vote. And I’m ready to vote all night long. all week throughout the month and will not vote for that person.”

Boebert told Hannity on Friday:

“We’ll see how it goes tonight. I think there are some things we need to lock in.”

But when asked by this Monday Will McCarthy be the speaker? And will she have the confidence she needs? Bobert said “I really hope that by Monday we will see something. which is what it promised to deliver to the American people. and I truly believe that after Months of negotiations we have seen and a few days after the council meeting The Republican Party is ready to lead and to rule more than ever.”

Speaking on the floor earlier this week, Boebert said: “Kevin McCarthy, you’ve run out of votes and it’s time to withdraw.”

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