The drama-filled process to elect Kevin McCarthy as House speaker

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California gestures toward newly installed nameplate 

After a chaotic four days and 15 rounds of voting to elect a speaker of the House 

Kevin McCarthy finally emerged victorious early Saturday to convene a new Congress.

Here's a peek at what the tense, drawn-out negotiations looked like on the final day 

Newly elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy takes the oath of office 

Rep. Kevin McCart calls his mom after being elected speaker after 15th rounds of votes.