Freedom Caucus Rep. Andy Biggs Launches Speaker Bid

Axios reports:

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), the former chair of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, on Tuesday announced he is running against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for speaker of the House.

Biggs cited instances where McCarthy was disloyal to Trump, such as privately floating censure in the aftermath of Jan. 6 and his initial support for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who voted for Trump’s impeachment.

When the House votes for speaker on Jan. 3, McCarthy will need the support of a majority of members voting for a candidate. “Present” votes won’t count against him, but votes for Biggs or another candidate will.

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