Journalist Soichiro Tahara (88) updated his Twitter page on April 7. He mentioned the continuing anomalous situation in the U.S. Congress where the Speaker of the House of Representatives has not been decided.
Tahara said, “I think it is an advantage of the U.S. that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is not decided. If it were Japan, for example, they would use some means to bring the House together. I would like to endorse America’s lack of such a situation,” he tweeted.
The race for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives entered its fourth day, and a total of 13 rounds of voting have failed to decide it. The Republican Party, which holds the majority, split the vote, and McCarthy, who leads the party, received 214 votes, “three votes” short of the required majority. The House recessed for the 13th time and reconvened at 10:00 p.m. on August 6 (noon on August 7), and the 14th vote was also inconclusive.