February 22, 2024

Johnson’s speakership win fails to end House GOP infighting

Speaker Mike Johnson will now have to deal with the kind of nasty infighting that Kevin McCarthy couldn’t control. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Republicans hoped Mike Johnson’s ascension marked a detente from the personal vitriol of a three-week speaker fight. That ceasefire appears to be over already. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the architect of ousting Kevin

Jeffries: ‘Informal Conversations’ Taking Place for Bipartisan Solution to Speakership

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “informal conversations” are taking place for a bipartisan solution to the House speakership. Anchor Kristen Welker said, “Are you actually having conversations behind the scenes with the Republican counterparts about trying to create a bipartisan solution, a governing coalition?” Jeffries said

‘Adopt Kevin or ditch him’: McCarthy’s speakership now at the mercy of Dems

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy could face an unusual alliance of those on both ends of the political spectrum. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The fate of Kevin McCarthy’s speakership now rests in House Democrats’ hands. After relying on Democrats to keep the government funded Saturday, the GOP leader is expected to need them to bail him out

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

Will Jim Jordan bully his way to the speakership?

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) speaks with reporters as he departs a House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill Oct. 13, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Back in September 2src16, Rep. Jim Jordan was on a crusade: He wanted the House to launch impeachment proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over allegations that the agency had targeted

Pelosi mocks McCarthy’s ‘ever incredibly shrinking speakership’

House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s concessions to conservatives on his right flank to win his leadership position have diminished the worth of the position. “I think it’s an ever incredibly shrinking speakership,” Pelosi told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, pointing to the concessions McCarthy made to become speaker. “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

White House on Speakership Vote: ‘Let the Process Play Out’

The White House maintains that it will “let the process play out” in terms of the speakership vote following Republicans failing to rally behind one candidate on the first round of voting on Tuesday. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not offer a substantial comment on the speakership vote in Congress, stating that the

Exclusive — Jim Banks: Voters Would Be ‘Immediately Betrayed’ if GOP Worked with Democrats to Oppose McCarthy’s Speakership 

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, spoke with Breitbart News about House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) run for Speaker and said it would be a “very shameful moment” and that voters would be “immediately betrayed” if establishment Republicans worked with Democrats to install a moderate Speaker. LISTEN: Breitbart News

Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Republicans Fighting Against Kevin McCarthy’s Speakership 

Donald Trump Jr. called out Republicans who are against former President Donald Trump’s choice for the next House Speaker, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and said those Republicans are “in effect empowering those who impeached Donald Trump.” Trump Jr.’s remarks come amid concerns from top conservatives about a “doomsday scenario” where House Democrats would undercut

Kevin McCarthy Wins the Speakership After Incredible Floor Drama

In the end, Kevin McCarthy didn’t need to twist any arms to become Speaker of the House.He just had to open up the safe of congressional goodies—and survive some last-minute GOP drama.Late Friday night into early Saturday morning, after four days and 15 rounds of voting that saw McCarthy literally begging for votes on the

Inside the House GOP’s speakership crisis

Little did he know how much higher the heat had to climb in the House GOP conference before McCarthy could claim the gavel. Roy proved willing to negotiate as the week went on, but other dissenters — like Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) — dug in until the bitter end, setting up

Santos scandal crashes into McCarthy speakership battle

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy arrives on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 21, 2src22. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo While some of George Santos’ soon-to-be colleagues are encouraging investigations into his many resume fabrications, Kevin McCarthy’s speakership battle in a narrow majority is complicating his fate. The New York Republican, who

McCarthy struggles to appease conservative demands as speakership battle nears

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy walks from the House Chambers of the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 23, 2src22. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images In a private meeting last week, Kevin McCarthy posed a question to some of the conservatives threatening his speakership bid: Would they all support him if he made it easier for members