McCarthy Tells Allies Not to Back Him for Speaker; Conference Remains Divided amid Israel Crisis

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2023
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While House Republicans were debating who should be the next speaker nominee behind closed doors Tuesday evening, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said GOP allies should refrain from backing him for the nomination.

“There are two people running in there. I’m not one of them,” he told reporters on Capitol Hill, referring to Representatives Steve Scalise (R., La.) and Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) as the two nominees.

Uncertainty in the House comes amid Israel’s ongoing conflict with Hamas after the latter launched an invasion on the Jewish state Saturday...

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