Tag Archives: Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy Warns McConnell: Don’t Work With Dems

Playbook reports: “We’re 28 days away from Republicans having the gavel. We would be stronger in every negotiation. So any Republican that’s out there trying to work with Democrats is wrong,” McCarthy said to Laura Ingraham, who used her monologue last night to rail against Democrats trying to “take advantage of the few weeks remaining to ram through as much …

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Former Speaker John Boehner Spotted In US Capitol

Mediaite reports: Former House Speaker John Boehner walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night and sparked a flurry of speculation he could again lead a Republican majority. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is working to get to the 218 votes he needs to secure the speakership. But finding the votes is proving difficult. It is not explicitly stated …

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McCarthy Tells J6 Committee To Preserve Its Findings

Axios reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday told the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack to preserve its findings – including those that don’t make it into the panel’s final report. The development is the latest indication that Republicans plan to launch an investigation into the committee’s work to counter-program the report, which is reportedly …

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McCarthy Lies And Double-Talks About Trump/Fuentes

Mediaite reports: Kevin McCarthy denounced Trump’s bombshell Mar-a-Lago dinner with anti-Semitism-spouting Kanye West seconds after saying meeting Ye was within bounds but white supremacist Nick Fuentes was unacceptable. McCarthy got caught falsely claiming Trump had denounced Fuentes. Minutes later, McCarthy was asked about West again, and said Trump “could have meetings with who he wants” but not with Fuentes — …

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McCarthy Warns That Dems Could Select Next Speaker

Axios reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned that Democrats could “end up picking” the next House speaker if his GOP colleagues fail to coalesce around him. “We have to speak as one voice. We will only be successful if we work together, or we’ll lose individually,” McCarthy said during a Monday interview on conservative outlet NewsMax. “This is …

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Editorial: Dems Need To “Extremist-Proof” The House

From the editorial board of the St. Louis Dispatch: Just as it’s a good idea to child-proof a home before having toddlers over for a birthday party, congressional Democrats should be doing what they can during the current lame-duck session to prepare for the incoming Republican House majority — a crowd that has literally announced its intention to threaten America’s …

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McCarthy Remains Silent On Trump’s Dinner With Nazi

Semafor reports: Few lawmakers were eager to weigh in over a long holiday weekend that made it easy to hide out, with some exceptions. “The Mar-a-Lago dinner was appalling,” Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb. told Semafor. But Trump’s antisemite dinner party couldn’t have come at a worse time for Kevin McCarthy, who has been quiet on the matter. McCarthy needs support …

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House History: Last Floor Fight For Speaker Was 1923

NBC News reports: In this game of chicken, if the conservatives don’t blink and McCarthy refuses to back down, it could result in a chaotic floor fight with House members taking multiple votes for speaker — something that has not happened in a century. When the House gathered on Dec. 4, 1923, Frederick Gillett sought re-election as speaker. The Republican …

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McCarthy’s Slim House Majority To Bring Headaches

The Wall Street Journal reports: Republicans won enough seats during midterm elections to capture a slim majority in the House, but their ability to advance their agenda will face both practical and ideological challenges tied to such a historically small margin. With little wiggle room, party leaders will need the support of nearly every Republican to propel partisan legislation, giving …

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Gaetz: We’ve Got The Numbers To Block McCarthy

“To catch everyone up, last week there were 36 votes against Kevin McCarthy in the Republican conference, and again, Kevin has had years to try to convince people of the worth of his candidacy. Since that time, zero of those 36 have come out to say, ‘You know what, I voted against McCarthy previously, but I’m now prepared to vote …

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Kevin McCarthy: Under My Rule The US House Will Start With Prayer Every Day (As Has Been Done Since 1789)

Breitbart reports: McCarthy must garner 218 votes in the House to become Speaker, as they prep to hold the vote in January. McCarthy is already making a vow ahead of the formal vote. “Next year, Republicans will start every day of Congress with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance,” McCarthy said. “No exceptions.” His vow garnered positive attention across social …

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Fifth GOP Rep Is “Hard No” On McCarthy As Speaker

Congress Minutes reports: Kevin McCarthy’s Thanksgiving holiday has been far from relaxing, as his bid for speakership gets rockier by the day. Another House Freedom Caucus member announced he would not vote for the GOP leader for speaker next term, with Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) telling POLITICO in an interview on Tuesday that he will be another vote against McCarthy. …

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Kinzinger: McCarthy Won’t Last Very Long As Speaker

“I think he has cut so many deals with bad people to get to this position that I think he’s not going to be a leader at all. I think he will be completely hostage to kind of the extreme wings of the Republican Party. “And I, frankly, don’t think he’s going to last very long. Maybe he will prove …

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McCarthy Vows To Boot Democrats From Committees

“I’ll keep that promise. And one thing I said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector. Why would we ever give him a security clearance in the secrets to America? So I will not allow him to be on Intel. “You have Adam Schiff who had lied to the American public time …

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Rep. Andy Biggs: Kevin McCarthy Will Never Be Speaker

Freedom Caucus Rep. Andy Biggs writes: During this midterm campaign, I attended hundreds of events in my district, around Arizona, and around the country. The issue I was asked about most often was whether I or the Republicans in the House, or the Republicans in the Senate, would keep the same leaders. Not only did my constituents want the “red …

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Pelosi To Unveil “Future Plans” For House Role Today

The Associated Press reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to address her plans with colleagues on Thursday in the wake of Democrats narrowly losing control of the House to Republicans in the midterm elections. Pelosi’s decision to either seek another term as the Democratic leader or to step aside has been widely anticipated. It would come after the party …

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NBC: Republicans Projected To Win US House Majority

NBC News reports: Republicans have won control of the House, NBC News projected Wednesday, handing President Joe Biden a divided Congress after Democrats kept control of the Senate in last week’s midterm elections. Republicans finally cemented their takeover a week after polls closed on Election Day, fueled by Democrats’ surprising strength around the country. Republicans had hopes of sweeping into …

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Erickson To GOP: Anybody But “Opportunist” McCarthy

From right wing commentator Erick Erickson: The House leader is well known to be devoid of principle. He is a political opportunist. He has shifted positions and courted coalitions over time, but that lack of principles and wind-blown drift are coming back to haunt him. After January 6, he loudly condemned Trump and then sought to memory hole it as …

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MTG Signals Support For McCarthy As House Speaker

Axios reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) signaled Monday she will vote to elect GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as House speaker, criticizing efforts by other right-wing Republicans to challenge his bid as “risky” and a “bad strategy.” Greene, despite a history of incendiary statements and conspiracy theories that led to the removal of her committee assignments in 2021, is …

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Freedom Caucus Pushes To Delay Vote For Speaker

The Hill reports: “We don’t even know if we have the majority or who’s in the majority,” House Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry (R-Pa.) told The Hill in an interview on Thursday. “People haven’t come to Washington, D.C. because they don’t know if they’ve won their races yet.” “And how can they be expected to vote for a rules package, …

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