Members of the Freedom Caucus, the most conservative caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, are keeping going after Kevin McCarthy’s speakership on the table in the wake of the disappointing tentative debt ceiling deal he cut with Joe Biden.
Dan Bishop became the first Republican to publicly support ousting McCarthy as speaker, stating after a press conference that he’d only file a motion to vacate if it garnered wider support. He later said on CNN that “I always work with others. My view is it’s going to have to be done” if the deal goes to a vote on the House floor.
Rep. Scott Perry was also asked about filing a motivation to vacate if the bill goes forward at the presser, and he left the door open, stating that his main focus right now is defeating the bill, and that
what happens after is to discuss after a better deal is reached.
According to House rules, any member can file a motion to vacate, and McCarthy can survive no more than four GOP defections.Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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