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McCarthy and Jeffries forge relationship amid partisan fire

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2023
From The Center
Bridging Divides, Bipartisanship, Kevin McCarthy, Hakeem Jeffries, US House of Representatives
Annabelle Gordon/Greg Nash

The working relationship between Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) is notably different than the one the top House Republican had with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the last Congress — most simply, that they have one at all. 

Pelosi once called McCarthy a “moron” and McCarthy reportedly joked that it would be hard not to hit Pelosi on the head as he took the Speaker’s gavel from her. House Republicans frequently complained that they were left out of the loop on legislation and top negotiations under Pelosi’s reign.

But now, Jeffries and McCarthy...

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