US congresswoman Nancy Mace holds her dog after the eleventh vote for House speaker in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AP
US congresswoman Nancy Mace holds her dog after the eleventh vote for House speaker in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AP

Bored US lawmakers bring pets, comics as Kevin McCarthy’s speaker fight drags on

  • Congresswoman Nancy Mace, who brought her dog, Libby, to the House floor, says ‘there are no rules right now’ when asked if the pooch was allowed
  • Other lawmakers were photographed reading, playing games on their devices or yawning and slumping in their seats as the marathon voting continued

US congresswoman Nancy Mace holds her dog after the eleventh vote for House speaker in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AP
US congresswoman Nancy Mace holds her dog after the eleventh vote for House speaker in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AP
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