The chaos on Capitol Hill is set to continue for a fourth day on Friday as the Republican party remains at war over who to elect as the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Kevin McCarthy has now failed to secure enough votes after a staggering 11 roll call votes – making it the longest House speaker vote since 1855.

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Mr McCarthy’s bid has been derailed by a group of far-right Republicans

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dubbed the “Never Kevins” and including the likes of Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz – who are refusing to back him.

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On Thursday, Mr Gaetz vowed to resign from his role in Congress should a moderate Republican be elected as new House leader.

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“If Democrats join up to elect a moderate Republican, I will resign from the House of Representatives

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