Representative Kevin McCarthy, who was backed by former US President Donald Trump for speaker, has given a statement to say that Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives.

His party, he said, would "get America back on track". "Let me tell you, you're out late, but when you wake up tomorrow, we will be in the majority and Nancy Pelosi will be in the minority."

The vote for speaker is an internal process and only House members cast a vote. The current speaker of the House is Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

As we've been reporting, Republicans are looking likely to take control of the House but final results are not yet in.

He is known for alleging that numerous communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the United States federal government, universities, film industry, and elsewhere.