House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is moving to lockdown his spot as Speaker of the House when Republicans eventually win back the majority but there is another long-shot bid at play. According to reports, the House Freedom Caucus is prepared to vote against McCarthy and offer up their own nominees. Several allies were seen meeting with McCarthy on Wednesday as they planned for him to take on his new role. McCarthy sent a letter to the conference officially declaring his bid for the speakership and asking members for their support.
According to CNN:
A source familiar with the House Freedom Caucus’ deliberations told CNN on Wednesday morning that there are around two dozen current and incoming members who are willing to vote against McCarthy if he doesn’t offer them concessions. They are actively discussing putting up a nominal challenger to face McCarthy in next week’s leadership elections in an effort to force the GOP leader to give them more influence in how the House operates, the source said
On Wednesday, McCarthy was seen meeting with Marjorie Taylor Greene who’s place within the House is a mystery and many wonder if she is an ally of McCarthy’s bid or if she is siding with the Freedom Caucus. Greene has pushed for a spot on the powerful House Oversight Committee in a GOP majority so she could be negotiating with McCarthy for her vote.
GOP has yet to be confirmed as official winner; let’s NOT put the cart before the horse!
We don’t need Kevin Mc Carthy as speaker of th house he is just as bad as Pelosi
If repukes, still want support from the maga crowd, McConnel needs to go, and McCarthy needs to be replaced by Jim Jordan,S.Scalise,A Biggs, a real conservstive,not a rhino.Better heed this warning,that red wave srcewed us all,and the voters are made fools of.I’m done voting,never counts.
You need to pay attention – the popular vote was the “red tsunami – MORE than the Dumbocrats EVER got!!!
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. McCarthy needs to go.
Put together a list of his accomplishments….. see what I mean?