G. McConway
January 6, 2023

REPORT: McCarthy Has Deal in Writing to Get Closer to Gavel

After three days of failed votes, it would appear that Kevin McCarthy has finally decided to come to the table.

After 11 failed votes, reports started to surface late last night that McCarthy and the resistance against him in the GOP caucus have finally come to an agreement.

If reports are accurate, the two sides have a deal in writing that merely need to be reviewed and formally agreed upon by both sides.

However, this deal may still not get him the votes he needs to become Speaker.

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We have not seen anything like this in the House for almost two centuries.

A resistance of lawmakers were intent on holding firm until certain rule changes and policies were passed or floored.

McCarthy clearly thought he could wait them out, but after three days of embarrassing votes, McCarthy finally came to the table.

According to reports, the deal was brokered by anti-McCarthy Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and pro-McCarthy Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.).

The deal has been sent to House GOP Whip Tim Emmer (R-MN).

This deal will still have McCarthy short of the 218 that he needs, but it should put him up around 210-212 votes.

My guess here is that McCarthy figures he can give a little, then let other members of the initial resistance pressure the remaining holdouts.

There are at least four members of the caucus that have stated they will never support McCarthy, and that is about all the votes he has to give.

If he is willing to deal for a dozen heads, I do not understand why he does not just make a deal to get to 218.

Regardless, we will see how this all plays out today and if McCarthy can manage to get the gavel in his hands by the end of Friday or they have to stay the weekend to deal a little more.

Source: New York Post

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