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Chip Roy and other Texas holdouts flip votes and now support Kevin McCarthy, who remains short in speaker bid

Roy, R-Austin, as well as U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Victoria, and Rep.-elect Keith Self, R-McKinney, switched their votes for McCarthy after voting against him 11 times.

From left: Leaders of the opposition to Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy becoming Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin; Rep. Scott Perry, R-PA; and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-FL, talk as they gather on the floor of the House of Representatives for another expected round of voting for a new House speaker at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., on Jan. 5, 2023.

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