Kevin McCarthy still thinks he could be the next Speaker of the House because he made big concessions to his opponents. McCarthy refuses to leave.
CBS News’ Robert Costa tweeted:
Part of the reason the House Republican leadership wants to adjourn tonight is that some of the critics are moving forward with some HFC members on a set of parameters to make a vote that they will “yes” or at least attend. Because I feel that I am I would like to give the HFC members time to think through tonight’s meeting.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 5, 2023
The House is scheduled to adjourn until noon ET on Thursday. That means it could be his three days in a row without a new parliament being sworn in.
Rep. McCarthy made a major concession to those voting against him by promising not to participate in the House Republican primary in a safe Republican district.
significant development, per @marianna report: pic.twitter.com/HE2ItoMzzl
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) January 5, 2023
McCarthy is the largest fundraiser elected to the Republican side of the House. What he promised would allow more MAGA extremists to win seats in the House of Representatives. I agree not to provide funds to
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The deal McCarthy made seemed so stupid as if the MAGA candidate was extreme enough that the Democrats could upend a safe Republican constituency.
This concession is not enough to get Kevin McCarthy elected chairman. is to
Kevin McCarthy is giving up all of his power in exchange for the chance to become the weakest Speaker of the House in modern American political history.
It still seems unlikely that McCarthy will be able to gather enough votes without putting himself on the cutting board.
Kevin McCarthy has paralyzed the House because he refused to resign, and there is talk that this debacle could continue into next week if a solution is not achieved soon.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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