May 29, 2024
Kevin McCarthy Speaks for More Than Eight Hours.

McCarthy’s eight-and-a-half-hour speech beats Nancy Pelosi’s eight-and-a-half-hour speech from 2018. In an attempt to postpone the Democrats’ $1.85 trillion social policy and climate change bill, he railed against President Biden and his agenda. McCarthy used the “magic minute rule,” which permits the House speaker, majority leader, and minority leader to speak for as long as they like. The filibuster in the Senate does not exist in the House.


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