McCarthy would end up becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives on the very next vote, but Representative Mike Rogers was NOT happy with Represenative Matt Gaetz for his actions during the 14th vote.
Mike Rogers had to be restrained from attacking Matt Gaetz during Congress.
Rogers, furious that Kevin McCarthy of California had just missed securing the speakership by half a vote, directed his anger at Republicans Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert for simply voting "present" instead of for McCarthy.
After the vote, McCarthy and Gaetz had a short discussion. It was shortly after that that Rogers approached Representative Gaetz of Florida.
US Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gestures towards US Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), not pictured, in the House Chamber as voting continues for a new speaker at the US Capitol in Washington (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via @GettyImages ) pic.twitter.com/slct4J82z8
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) January 7, 2023
Rogers walked toward Gaetz and leaned over the three members between him and Gaetz to say something to the man who had nominated Donald Trump for Speaker.
CSPAN cameras then caught a man who is believed to be Richard Hudson, a Republican from North Carolina, come "behind Rogers, put his hand over Rogers’s mouth, and pulled Rogers away from the confrontation."
Wild scene as Rep. Mike Rogers has to be physically restrained by another member while going after Gaetz as McCarthy tries to secure final votes pic.twitter.com/c0u2lZxgYr
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) January 7, 2023
Rep. Hudson, R-N.C., left, pulls Rep. Rogers, R-Ala., as he confronts Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., during the 14th round of voting for speaker as the House meets for the fourth day to try and elect a speaker in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. (@AP Photo/@andyharnik) pic.twitter.com/ok3K8ERtfU
— Andrew Harnik (@andyharnik) January 7, 2023
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