Right-Wing Backlash To Kevin McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Deal Begins To Materialize

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2023
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Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) became House speaker partly by empowering skeptical conservatives to force a no-confidence vote if he ever betrayed them.

Last week, McCarthy betrayed them, but so far the hard-liners haven’t moved to take McCarthy’s gavel away. Instead, on Tuesday a group of 10 Republicans voted against a procedural resolution setting up a series of votes on symbolic bills about gas stoves and regulations.

House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) told reporters the Republicans were “frustrated” with how the House had been operating.

“We took a stand...

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