By
G. McConway
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December 10, 2022

More Republicans Rise Up Against McCarthy

The idea of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) being elected as Speaker of the House is starting to look less and less likely.

That is, unless he makes some major concessions.

Seven more Republican members of the House have spoken up that they will oppose McCarthy for Speaker.

Give In or Lose

McCarthy is clearly going to have to make a deal with someone if he wants to be Speaker.

He will have the option of picking a deal with a group of moderate Democrats or he can with the House Freedom Caucus.

McCarthy was sent a letter from leadership in the caucus with a list of their demands.

The letter stated, "The American people send us to Washington to do what we said we would do — namely, to limit spending and fight to advance a conservative agenda. We must organize ourselves to ensure there is a 'check' on the swamp and reform the status quo."

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) added, "Leader McCarthy is a friend, and I've established a good working relationship with him over the past two years as the freshman representative to the Elected Leadership Committee.

"While I continue my consideration of who I will vote for, the items presented are simply what I expect and require for anyone seeking the responsibility of serving as Speaker — as accountability of the Speaker to the membership is paramount."

One of the key issues on the list is something that I have been passionate about for years, which is single-topic legislation.

They are also asking the legislation be put on the floor for 72 hours before a vote so everyone has time to fully read and digest the bill, which I think is very reasonable.

This seems like a commonsense demand when we have seen legislation with hundreds of pages and billions of dollars in spending rammed through in a few hours.

The group is also demanding representation on key committees and a new committee to investigate the weaponization of the government by this administration.

Another key issue is keeping GOP leadership and their very powerful PACs out of primary races, something else that I fully support.

The letter concluded, "We believe these should form the basis of any conversation about our leadership and without regard to any one request, the totality of the requests must be addressed if we are to truly unite as a conference."

They know they are not going to get every demand met, but if McCarthy can meet them with a few of the key ones, I think it will be a great start.

If he chooses to ignore their demands and makes a deal with Democrats instead, his name goes on the list for removal from office in 2024.

Source: Fox News

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