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3 House Republicans say they won't support McCarthy for speaker
« on: November 19, 2022, 01:23:45 am »
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3 House Republicans say they won't support McCarthy for speaker
Rep. Matt Gaetz says conservatives have enough votes to upset Kevin McCarthy's plan to be House speaker

By Chris Pandolfo | Fox News

Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy may have his party's nomination to be the next speaker of the House, but that does not mean he has enough votes to win the job. 

A handful of conservatives in the House of Representatives have announced that they will not vote for McCarthy to be speaker in January, when the 118th Congress will begin its first session. With only six House races left uncalled, Republicans are looking at a slim majority that would make McCarthy vulnerable to losing the speaker election if he fails to win every vote from the Republican conference.

The GOP currently holds 218 seats – the minimum to claim a majority of the House and the number of votes needed to become House speaker. They are projected to hold anywhere from 220 to 224, meaning McCarthy can't afford to lose more than two to six votes in his conference in the speaker's race.

In the nomination vote this week, McCarthy fell more than 30 votes shy of his 218 target to become speaker. 

As it stands, there are three Republican members who have publicly stated that they will not support McCarthy: Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Matt Rosendale, R-Mont.

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Re: 3 House Republicans say they won't support McCarthy for speaker
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2022, 01:26:19 am »
As it stands, there are three Republican members who have publicly stated that they will not support McCarthy: Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Matt Rosendale, R-Mont.

As it stands now, there are three Republican members who haven't done anything that makes them susceptible to blackmail.
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