House GOP presses toward leadership elections despite post-midterm disarray

Posted on AllSides November 14th, 2022
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Politics, Republican Party, US House of Representatives
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Kevin McCarthy will take his first step toward the speakership this week. It’s looking increasingly like a leap straight into chaos.

As Republicans begin grappling with the reality of a much smaller majority next year than they’d hoped, the GOP leader’s once-clear ascent to the top House gavel is now under threat from the right — an echo of the circumstances that helped derail his 2015 bid for the spot. And a full picture of his problems could emerge as soon as Tuesday, when McCarthy is slated to be nominated as...

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