Five Key Concessions Kevin McCarthy Gave Up to Win House Speakership

Posted on AllSides January 8th, 2023
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Republican Kevin McCarthy was finally elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives following a grueling battle over several days to secure votes in exchange for significant concessions made to his former detractors.

McCarthy's path to the speakership was delayed for several days as the midterm results meant the California representative needed to rely on the support of hard-line conservatives.

His task was made more difficult as Republicans hold 222 seats in the House, just 10 more than the Democrats...

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