Representative Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker of the House turned into a rolling disaster last week, played out over five long days and 15 rounds of voting.
Today, the inside story of how it went so wrong — and what he was forced to give up in order to finally win.
Guest: Catie Edmondson, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times.
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