Today, the House moved to a sixth ballot after Republican foes of GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) kept him from getting close to a majority in the latest round of voting for speaker that has now stretched over two days.

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Prior to the fifth vote, Republican Lauren Boebert (Colo.) said former president Donald Trump called the defectors to tell them “they need to knock this off.”

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Boebert, among 20 Republicans who voted for Republican Byron Donalds (Fla.) in the fifth round,

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said Trump should do the opposite — call McCarthy, tell him he lacks the votes and should withdraw

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One Republican, Victoria Spartz (Ind.), again voted present.

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Donalds, 44, is a Black Republican who has represented a Florida district since 2021.

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