After fighting for so long to take the gavel from Nancy Pelosi, House Republicans have been showing Americans that they shouldn’t trust them. A handful of “conservative” representatives have refused to support Kevin McCarthy. Their opposition has given Democrats (even Sleepy Joe) reason to slam the party–as nothing’s gotten done in the new session.
But McCarthy refuses to back down. He has led House Republicans for years, even as Nancy Pelosi trampled the country. Only a small number of representatives oppose his Speakership. And reports suggest he has managed to make a deal that will give him the victory.
From Fox News:
After 11 votes in three days that went nowhere, signs emerged Thursday night that Kevin McCarthy may finally have a viable path to becoming the next House speaker…
But a written framework for rules in the 118th Congress was released on Thursday that McCarthy’s allies hope will allow many of the GOP lawmakers who have been voting against McCarthy all week to eventually support him.
About twenty House Republicans have been refusing to support Kevin McCarthy as Speaker. Reporters and news hosts have questioned these Republicans, demanding answers. But they’ve gotten none.
Some suspect these Republicans are dragging out this process just for the attention.
Signs point, though, to a possible deal. McCarthy and his allies are willing to make concessions that will make these holdouts, mostly members from the so-called House Freedom Caucus, willing to support him.
According to reports, McCarthy is willing to set new rules to accommodate the HFC. Those include more HFC members on committees, guardrails to prevent more government spending, and other measures affecting the House.
These agreements should be enough to win over most of the holdouts. McCarthy doesn’t need all 20 representatives to support him to win the Speakership. Some congressmen said that it will “take time” to look over the agreement, before they can vote for McCarthy.
Some have said they will need the weekend to look over it. Really? Does this have to drag out into another week? Are these holdouts really interested in concession or just stirring up controversy?
Don’t forget, guys, the American people are watching. As Biden destroys our economy and way of life, House Republicans are bickering over petty rules. And this only serves to help Biden, as we march toward 2024.
No wonder Congress has the worst approval of all branches of government.
- McCarthy may have struck a deal that will secure his Speakership.
- He has made concessions to the HFC, which is holding out votes for him.
- Only 20 Republicans have refused to vote for McCarthy, delaying House business.
Source: Fox News