Power struggle in Washington: McCarthy embarrassed, Republicans divided – chaos reigns in the new US Congress

What was supposed to be a day of power demonstrations for Republicans turned into a historic embarrassment in the US Congress on Tuesday.

Power struggle in Washington: McCarthy embarrassed, Republicans divided – chaos reigns in the new US Congress

What was supposed to be a day of power demonstrations for Republicans turned into a historic embarrassment in the US Congress on Tuesday. After the Conservatives had swaggeredly announced for weeks that they would literally show the Democrats who was holding the gavel, the majority faction promptly failed in its first task: the election of the "Speaker of the House", the chairman of the House of Representatives.

A faction leader with his pants down, a Republican party unable to take control, and an unexpected winner - these are the results after the historic first day of chaos in the 118th US Congress.

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