VIDEO: Speaker McCarthy Credits Trump for His Late Night Victory

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

( – After struggling for an entire week and having been defeated by his political party through 14 rounds of voting, United States Representative Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, was finally elected Speaker of the House late into the night on the 15th ballot.

After finally overcoming resistance from 20 fellow Republicans, McCarthy credited former President Donald J. Trump for his win.

You can watch the video clip of McCarthy praising Trump further down this post.

According to McCarthy:

“But I do want to especially thank President Trump. I don’t think anybody should doubt his influence. He was with me from the beginning. Somebody wrote to doubt as to whether he was there. And he was all in. He would call me, and he would call others. He really was — I was just talking to him tonight — helping get those final votes. What he’s really saying really for the party and the country is that we have to come together. We have to focus on the economy. We gotta focus–make our border secure. We gotta do so much work to do, and he was a great influence to make that all happen. So, thank you, President Trump.”

Here is the video clip:

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