Republicans expected to find clarity on who the next Speaker would be on Wednesday, but found no success as McCarthy yet again failed to secure the 218 votes necessary to lock up the position.

After two days of deliberations, he has failed to secure a majority in six votes.

While there is a significant contingent of Republicans who are holding fast in their opposition to McCarthy, they are not unified in their alternative either.

Representative Scott Perry, R-Va. nominated second-term congressman Byron Donalds, R-Fl. for the top job in the House.

“Byron has a big mind and he’s big in stature as well. He’s very nice. But I will tell you this: in a negotiation and [in] negotiations with Chuck Schumer, I wouldn’t want to be on the other side of Byron Donalds,” Perry said as he nominated Donalds before the sixth vote for Speaker.

Some members of the “Squad”, who make up the most far-left members of Congress, expressed their displeasure at Donalds nomination, with Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.) saying that he would advance white supremacy as a Speaker and is being used as a “prop” by Republicans.

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Far-left squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) attacked black Republican Byron Donalds for being a “prop” who will push “white supremacy” as a member of Congress.

Bush issued her accusation against Donalds on Wednesday in the wake of him being included as a potential Speaker of the House, calling his inclusion “pathetic.” Wednesday also marked the first time in history that two black candidates (one Democrat, one Republican) were nominated for the top position.

“[For what it’s worth], [Donalds] is not a historic candidate for Speaker. He is a prop,” Bush tweeted “Despite being Black, he supports a policy agenda intent on upholding and perpetuating white supremacy.”

“His name being in the mix is not progress—it’s pathetic,” she continued.

Donalds later responded to Bush’s attack.

“Nobody asked [Bush] her opinion on the matter. Before you judge my agenda, let’s have a debate over the policies and the outcomes. Until then, don’t be a crab in a barrel!” he tweeted.

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