July 20, 2024

McCarthy protege can run for Congress after court win

Assemblymember Vince Fong, who once worked as McCarthy’s district director and was immediately endorsed by his former boss, is well-positioned as a front-runner. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP LOS ANGELES — California Assemblymember Vince Fong’s congressional hopes remain alive after a judge ruled Thursday he could proceed as a candidate to replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). The

McCarthy says a ‘bittersweet’ goodbye

Thursday was the last day the House was in session for the year, and it was also Kevin McCarthy’s last day as a member on Capitol Hill. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images WASHINGTON D.C. — Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) started this year hearing his name cast as speaker — a dream he had held throughout

McCarthy says he will support Donald Trump in his 2024 election bid

After Donald Trump didn’t step in to help in his hour of need, Kevin McCarthy is endorsing the former president in his 2src24 bid. | Francis Chung/POLITICO After announcing this week that he would resign from Congress before the end of the year, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy endorsed Donald Trump for president. “I believe

House GOP calls for changing rules to boot a speaker — and some who ousted McCarthy may help

Kevin McCarthy cut deals with his opponents in order to get the speaker’s gavel after a grueling 15 ballots in January. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House Republicans who want to prevent a handful of their members from evicting another speaker could get help from a surprising group: the eight of them who helped dethrone Kevin McCarthy.

Kevin McCarthy open to Being Consensus Speaker in Event of Deadlock

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) signaled Monday that he is open to being a consensus Speaker candidate if House Republicans cannot decide who will lead the legislative body. McCarthy spoke to radio host Hugh Hewitt on if he would serve as the leader of the House in the event that Republicans cannot coalesce around

Conservatives pitch McCarthy alternatives as ouster talk heats up

Rep. Tom Emmer’s name has been mentioned as a potential replacement to McCarthy. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Conservative hardliners are privately strategizing who could replace Kevin McCarthy if there is an ouster effort against the speaker. But they’re hitting a familiar dead end: They can’t land on a feasible alternative. “You hear all kinds of names

Why didn’t McCarthy ask Trump to save him?

McCarthy’s decision not to ask Trump for a hand was driven by the belief that he didn’t have the political capital to make the request, said one Republican familiar with McCarthy’s thinking. | Francis Chung/POLITICO With his speakership in the balance on Tuesday, Kevin McCarthy made a last-ditch effort to convince fellow Republicans there was

Kevin McCarthy considers resigning from the House before the end of his term

McCarthy speaks at a news conference after the House voted to remove him as speaker Oct. 3 on Capitol Hill. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy is considering resigning from the House before the end of his term, two people familiar with the matter told POLITICO. The deposed former speaker has made clear he plans to

Inside the bipartisan deal that might have saved Kevin McCarthy

Hakeem Jeffries called for a “bipartisan coalition” to govern the House under an arrangement similar to one the Problem Solvers Caucus had discussed. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Centrists in the House attempted to engineer a last-minute bipartisan power-sharing agreement that could have saved Kevin McCarthy’s speakership — a frantic but failed effort that continued just hours

McCarthy won’t rule out return to speakership after Israel attacks

Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy refused to weigh out a return to his former post, deferring that matter to the House Republican Conference. “I’m going to allow the conference to do their work,” McCarthy said at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Monday. House Republicans are meeting behind closed doors later on Monday. “Unfortunately, the

California Dem calls McCarthy ‘a spectator speaker’

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said the problem is that Speaker Kevin McCarthy is “only worried about his own job and keeping it” rather than those of Americans who would be impacted by the government shutdown. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy may have the title of House speaker but there are other Republicans holding the reins

McCarthy ally to Republican rebels: Go ahead, make my day

Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 23, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Garret Graves has a plan to end the debate on whether Speaker Kevin McCarthy should be removed from his post: forcing a vote himself on the question of whether to remove the speaker. Graves, a staunch

McCarthy stares into the shutdown abyss

Speaker Kevin McCarthy knows he needs to strike a spending deal with the White House to avoid a government closure. He also knows how little political capital he has to spare. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy has only one way out of next week’s impending government shutdown: working with Democrats. It’s an exit he’s

McCarthy reverses on Ukraine aid as GOP scrambles on funding bills

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said the bill will move forward with the Ukraine aid included, arguing it would be too complicated to remove. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy is backtracking on his plan to remove Ukraine aid from a massive military spending bill as Republicans scramble to find a way forward on funding the

The week McCarthy threw it all at the wall — and nothing stuck

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy needs the House to move on a spending bill in order to avert a shutdown and give Republicans any hope of exerting leverage in negotiations with the Democratic-controlled Senate. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy is trapped in a vicious cycle. Every day this week, he has unveiled a new strategy

A lesson from the fall of Kevin McCarthy

House cannot help Israel without a speaker FOX News senior congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports that having no speaker during an international crisis puts the House and national security in jeopardy. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! In an unprecedented turn of events, the House of Representatives has witnessed the first ousting of […]

McCarthy to Gaetz: ‘Bring It On,’ I’ll Survive as Speaker

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) plans to come after his speakership will fail. Anchor Margaret Brennan said, “I want to start, though, on the news from Congressman Matt Gaetz, who says he’s going to seek a motion to vacate. He’s going to try to

Omar: Dems Will Only Save McCarthy for ’50/50 Power-Sharing Agreement’

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said Friday on MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight” that Democrats would only agree to save Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from a government shutdown and motion to vacate his speakership if they got a “50/50 power-sharing agreement.” Omar said, “This is a tragic tale of a weak, pathetic man who, in order to

Rep. Matt Gaetz Formally Makes His Move to Oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) formally moved Monday to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), filing a motion to vacate the chair. The House must vote within two legislative days on the motion itself or on a separate motion to table or dispense with it. Gaetz has threatened to bring the motion for weeks if McCarthy

Cuellar: ‘Sad’ that McCarthy Ouster I and Dems Voted for Means House Is Paralyzed

On Tuesday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Balance of Power,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) stated that it’s “sad” that the ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Speaker of the House, which he voted in favor of, along with all the Democrats who voted, means that the House can’t act on important issues. Cuellar said, [relevant remarks begin around

Here are 4 of the likely contenders to replace McCarthy as speaker

Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision not to seek the top job again after being ousted by members of his own party caught many by surprise on Tuesday evening — while also creating a power vacuum to take over the gavel. GOP lawmakers have already started putting in calls to colleagues in the hours after McCarthy, […]

FNC’s Gutfeld: GOP Shot Themselves in the ‘Head’ with McCarthy Ouster

FNC’s Greg Gutfeld told his co-hosts Tuesday on “The Five” that the Republicans who voted to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his position shot the party in the head. Gutfeld said, “It’s kind of sad because nobody bothered to bring any clarity to this. If you can’t explain or persuade your point without putting people

Kevin McCarthy: There Will Be a Government Shutdown If Biden ‘Stays on the Sidelines While Our Border Is Destroyed’

There will be a government shutdown if President Biden “stays on the sidelines,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters this week. “If President Biden stays on the sidelines while our border is destroyed day after day, the government will shut down,” McCarthy said in a message posted to X. “Just like we’ve had strikes

Exclusive – McCarthy: White House Already Engaging in Impeachment Inquiry ‘Obstruction’ with Fake ‘No Evidence’ Disinformation Talking Points

Democrat President Joe Biden’s White House is already obstructing the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry announced by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) when it disseminated talking points to the media falsely claiming there was no evidence to begin the inquiry, McCarthy told Breitbart News exclusively. McCarthy, who appeared on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125

McCarthy: Trump Will Be 2024 GOP Nominee, DeSantis ‘Not at the Same Level’

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on this week’s broadcast of FNC’s  “Sunday Morning Futures” that President Donald Trump will be the 2src24 Republican presidential nominee. Anchor Maria Bartiromo said, “All of that, the policies that you mentioned of the Biden administration, is one reason that Donald Trump is leading in the polls right now. What’s your take on this, that as

McCarthy pressure hits a boiling point

Illustration by Laura Salafia for POLITICO Kevin McCarthy is facing the greatest peril to his speakership since he clawed his way into the job eight months ago, with multiple factions of his party feuding and a looming revolt ahead during the battle to fund the government. Ultra-conservative members of the House GOP are talking in

Watch Live: Kevin McCarthy Speaks on ‘Foreign Criminals’ Exploiting Visa Waiver Program

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will speak Friday how “communities are being impacted by home invasions being carried out by foreign criminals exploiting Chile’s status in the Visa Waiver Program.” Under Biden and Mayorkas, criminal rings from South America are using highly sophisticated methods to invade Californians’ homes, burglarize property, and launder money through China. It

McCarthy confronts a spending mess that will test his speakership

Speaker Kevin McCarthy has to clear a dozen spending bills, altogether worth over $1 trillion, with near-total unanimity in the GOP — votes that even his allies say he doesn’t have right now. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy’s survival as speaker may depend on whether he pulls off a difficult summertime task: bridging the huge

McCarthy declines to endorse Trump — looking to avoid a GOP civil war

The pressure on Speaker Kevin McCarthy to choose sides will only grow throughout the summer as Donald Trump locks down support across the House GOP. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy is risking Donald Trump’s wrath by not officially endorsing his third White House bid, but the speaker is also fulfilling an important mission: sparing the

McCarthy summons GOP factions to counter threat of a new conservative rebellion

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy is working furiously to prevent another House floor takeover by his hardest-right conservatives as the GOP prepares to tackle some of the year’s biggest bills. With the House back for a final stretch before