CJR Staff
December 31, 2022

Kevin McCarthy Gets Bad News From House

Republican Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona said that he does not see a possible scenario in which he would support House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker.

Guest host of Fox News Channel's "America’s Newsroom" Rich Edson said, "Congressman, there is a speaker race coming up in less than a week. Who is going to be speaker?"

Biggs answered, "We will have to have that vote on January 3. Right now, nobody has 218 votes which is the magic number. I don’t we are going to see that until January 3. Maybe it will take a few ballots to shake that out."

McCarthy Struggles For Support

Biggs continued, "There are several people that are very capable of being speaker of the House. I think we will get a consensus candidate, and we will get it in fairly short order and move on."

Edson asked, "Is there any scenario that you would ever vote for Leader McCarthy on any ballot, any scenario where he gets your vote?"

Biggs added, "I don’t think so. I do not think so. And here’s why. He’s got a body of work. You go back to '17 and '18. Look at the, look at why we had Democrats voting for the Republican budgets. Because the Republicans didn’t want those budgets, but the floor Leader, Mr. McCarthy, cut those deals with the Democrats."

"President Trump signed those budgets, but he said they were the worst budgets ever," Biggs added, "and he was probably right, until the later budgets that we’ve seen from the Democrats."

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Source: Breitbart

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