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Jan 05 2023
Kevin McCarthy’s Predicament Is a Warning
Kevin McCarthy’s humiliation, and that of Donald Trump alongside him, offers a tall draft of schadenfreude. At the end of that, though, the nation is left with an empty glass and a bitter taste.
For many reasons, McCarthy is unfit for the speakership: He undermined the 2020 election, he is dishonest, he is (as we see) unable to marshal his caucus. But his defectors aren’t reallyThe Atlantic
Mar 20 2023
Kevin McCarthy calls for calm after Trump tells backers to ‘protest’ possible arrest
House Republicans at their annual retreat in Orlando called for calmer heads to prevail in response to Donald Trump’s calls for supporters to “protest, take our nation back” over his claims that he will be arrested on Tuesday.
The tamp-down of Trump’s rhetoric came as the former president lashed out at his former “fixer” Michael Cohen to discredit his testimony to a Manhattan grand juryNew York Post (News)
Nov 11 2022
Kevin McCarthy’s Bad Night
By early Wednesday morning, it remained unclear whether Republicans would retake the House. Yet one thing quickly became clear on Election Night: GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s path to becoming speaker will be a lot rockier than expected.
It could be days, or even weeks, before we’ll know the exact breakdown of seats. Yet the results on Election Night were undoubtedly disappointing forThe Dispatch
Mar 06 2023
Kevin McCarthy to Meet Taiwan President in the U.S. to avoid Raising Tensions with China
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy will meet Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen in California rather than Taipei to avoid triggering an aggressive response from China.
In January, the Pentagon was in the early stages of planning McCarthy’s visit to Taiwan, an official told Punchbowl News. McCarthy had publicly expressed his desire to follow Nancy Pelosi in visiting the island which ChinaNational Review
Jan 06 2023
Kevin McCarthy is set to take more L's
California Rep. Kevin McCarthy told members of his caucus that he still does not have a deal with the 20 Republican Party holdouts preventing him from being speaker of the House of Representatives, according to multiple reports. McCarthy, who has lost 11 speaker votes (and counting) since Tuesday, held a conference call Friday to provide a status update. CNN's Manu Raju reported that theSFGATE
Jan 04 2023
Why Kevin McCarthy’s dream is in big trouble
Tuesday should have been a joyous day for Republicans in Congress, as they kicked off two years as the majority party in the House of Representatives by swearing in new members and electing one of their own as speaker of the House. Instead, Tuesday’s vote for speaker showed just how dysfunctional the GOP has become and what a precarious position the party has put itself in.
Dec 23 2022
Republicans Play Chicken With Kevin McCarthy’s Speakership
With the all-important vote looming less than two weeks away, the question of whether Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) becomes Speaker of the House seems to hinge on a simple question: Who’s bluffing?
As the California Republican works to lock down the 218 votes needed to get the Speaker’s gavel, two opposing camps within the Republican conference have dug in.
The “Never Kevin” camp isDaily Beast
Dec 09 2022
Kevin McCarthy Is About to Enter Political Hell
The final count is in: Republicans will hold a slim 222–213 majority in the House of Representatives, giving whoever lands the terrible job of speaker a four-seat cushion on any floor vote. That’s the exact margin that outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi has worked her formidable magic with for two years. Pelosi, however, had two things that her Republican counterpart will not: a caucus full ofSlate
Jan 04 2023
If not Kevin McCarthy for US House Speaker, then who else?
Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has failed to be elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives - but if not him, who else could fill the role?
After three consecutive rounds of voting on Tuesday, the first day of a new Congress, Mr McCarthy fell short of the 218 votes he needed to clinch the job.
Until the House has its presiding officer in place, the body is not swearingBBC News
Feb 07 2023
Kevin McCarthy Targets Elimination of Budget Deficits in Debt-Ceiling Talks
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Republicans would seek to eliminate the annual budget deficit in talks with Democrats over raising the debt limit, a demand that would likely require deep cuts to federal spending.
Since they took control of the House last month, Republicans have been arguing that Congress should cut spending in exchange for GOP support for raising the debt limit, nowWall Street Journal (News)