Frustration swirls in House GOP over McCarthy Speakership opposition

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2022
From The Center

Frustration and anxiety are bubbling up among House Republicans over opposition to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for Speaker from a small group of hard-line conservative GOP members that threatens to keep him from the gavel.

McCarthy allies lined up at the mics to voice support for him at an internal House Republican Conference meeting on Tuesday. And they are starting to trade barbs with the McCarthy opponents: “We’re not going to be held hostage,” Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) said.

Both the Republican Governance Group, a caucus of more center-leaning members...

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