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House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has spent more than 3 hours delivering a rambling, erratic speech referencing Elon Musk, Abraham Lincoln, China, and Afghanistan in bid to delay passage of Biden...

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has spent more than 3 hours delivering a rambling, erratic speech referencing Elon Musk, Abraham Lincoln, China, and Afghanistan in bid to delay passage of Biden...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.Patrick Pleul, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California delivered a chaotic marathon speech late Thursday.




McCarthy was trying to stall Democrats passing their roughly $1.7 trillion social spending bill.




As of midnight Thursday, McCarthy had been speaking for more than three hours.A 


In an effort to stall and frustrate Democrats before passing their roughly $2 trillion social spending bill, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy took to the House floor Thursday night and delivered a meandering speech that drew audible jeers at various points from Democrats seated in the chamber.Airing a series of grievances with his Democratic colleagues, the GOP congressman from California bounced around topics ranging from the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Vice President Kamala Harris' laugh, a variety of items related to China, Elon Musk, Abraham Lincoln, and the best portraits hung in his office.While McCarthy made clear in his speech that he was going to take as long as possible to delay the vote, it does not qualify as a filibuster, which is reserved for the Senate.Democrats loudly jeered McCarthy as he started the speech. A group of about a dozen House Democrats soon filed out of the chamber, led by Rep. Joyce Beatty, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
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