McCarthy shores up support after leaked audio

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2022
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House Republicans are closing ranks around Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy after the New York Times published audio of a call four days after the Capitol riot in which he voiced support for some of his members losing access to Twitter.

Why it matters: McCarthy's path to the speakership — should his party win back the House in November — is perilous, and defections from too many conservative members could scuttle his chances.

At least one GOP House candidate, Joe Kent of Washington, has outright said he won't vote for him. Others like Rep. Marjorie...

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