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Musk Tweets His Support for McCarthy Amid Republican Gridlock

  • Twitter CEO again uses his platform to sway US politics
  • Tweet follows pattern of cooperation between Musk, McCarthy
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McCarthy Fails for 7th Time to Become House Speaker

Elon Musk tweeted his support for Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker on Thursday, again using his social media platform to weigh in on US politics and back an old friend and ally.

Musk’s tweet early Thursday morning comes as the Republican standoff over who should lead their narrow House majority enters its third day. The chamber is at a standstill as 20 GOP members-elect say they won’t support McCarthy for the job, denying him the majority he needs. No other business can move forward until a speaker is elected.