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'NeverKevins' Deal Another Blow to McCarthy's Speaker Bid

Ralph Norman is 5th Republican to doubt him

(Newser) - A fifth Republican has expressed opposition to California Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker, promising there are "many more who will take our position." GOP Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina, who's with the House Freedom Caucus, told Politico on Tuesday that he would be a "hard"...

Ilhan Omar Speaks Out After Kevin McCarthy's Threats

McCarthy says he'll remove her from House Foreign Affairs Committee

(Newser) - Ilhan Omar isn't taking Kevin McCarthy's threats lying down. McCarthy, currently the House Minority Leader, on Sunday repeated a previously-made promise to remove the Democrat representative from at least one of her committee posts if he's elected House Speaker once Republicans take the majority next year, the...

McCarthy Wins Nomination for House Speaker

But a conservative rival has declared a challenge

(Newser) - Republican leader Kevin McCarthy cleared the first major step Tuesday toward becoming House speaker, winning the nomination on a vote by his GOP colleagues, but he now faces a weeks-long slog to quell objections from his right flank before a final vote. McCarthy has led House Republicans this far, and...

Greene Warns Against 'Never Kevin' Movement

She says opposing McCarthy's speaker bid could open the door for Cheney

(Newser) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy's bid to become House speaker could be in trouble amid opposition from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus—but one of the House's most prominent conservatives is standing by him. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told Steve Bannon's War Room podcast on Monday that...

Kevin McCarthy's Path to House Speakership Hits a Snag

Assuming GOP takes control, a narrow majority may threaten his chances to replace Pelosi

(Newser) - This week was supposed to a be a no-brainer for Kevin McCarthy. But his expected easy path to become the next House speaker has been complicated in a big way by Republicans' performance in the midterms, reports NBC News . Most still expect Republicans to retake control of the House when...

McCarthy Confirms Bid to Become House Speaker

He didn't wait for confirmation of GOP victory

(Newser) - Control of the House is still up in the air after Tuesday's midterm elections, but with Republicans looking likely to take a slim majority in the chamber, senior caucus members are eyeing new positions. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, currently the House minority leader, announced his bid to become House speaker...

McCarthy Intros GOP's 'Commitment to America'
GOP Unveils
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GOP Unveils Its Midterm Agenda

McCarthy rolls out Republicans' 'Commitment to America,' focusing on economy, border security

(Newser) - House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday directly confronted President Biden and the party in power, choosing battleground Pennsylvania to unveil a midterm election agenda with sweeping Trump-like promises, despite the House GOP's sometimes spotty record of delivering and governing in Congress. McCarthy, who's poised to seize the...

House Jan. 6 Panel Issues 5 Unprecedented Subpoenas

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other House Republicans get them

(Newser) - House investigators said Thursday they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the Capitol riot, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 violence, per the AP...

In Leaked Audio, McCarthy Says 25th Amendment 'Takes Too Long'

He discussed reaching out to Biden in Jan. 8, 2021 call with GOP leadership

(Newser) - House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy was apparently looking into ways to remove then-President Trump in a hurry days after the Capitol riot, according to leaked audio provided to CNN . In a Jan. 8, 2021 call with House GOP leadership, McCarthy said the 25th Amendment "takes too long." "...

Biden Makes a 'Coup' Joke at Annual Media Dinner

President roasts himself, Trump, the media at White House correspondents' event

(Newser) - The White House press corps' annual gala returned Saturday night along with the roasting of Washington, the journalists who cover it, and the man at the helm: President Biden. The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, sidelined by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, featured Biden as the first president in...

Billboards in Home District Call McCarthy a Liar

Conservative anti-Trump group goes after the House minority leader after leaked audio

(Newser) - In Congress, Kevin McCarthy appears to be weathering controversy over leaked audio clips that reveal he disparaged then-President Trump and some of Trump's most fervent supporters in the aftermath of the Capitol riot. In his home district in California, however, the House minority leader is enduring a public backlash,...

Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy Over New Leaked Audio
Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy
Over New Leaked Audio
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Gaetz Fires Back at McCarthy Over New Leaked Audio

He calls House GOP leader 'weak' after McCarthy criticized Gaetz's rhetoric in call

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with more leaked audio of Kevin McCarthy talking with fellow House Republican leaders in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol riot. In these clips, McCarthy sounds angry at some far-right members of the House—particularly Matt Gaetz and Mo Brooks—for using language he...

Warren Calls McCarthy 'a Liar and a Traitor'

Republicans say House minority leader might have been thinking aloud about Trump options

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren provided assessments of both parties on Sunday, with her harshest words reserved for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The California Republican had denied a report that he said he'd call on President Trump to resign days after the attack on the Capitol, per the Hill , only...

Trump on McCarthy: 'I Didn't Like the Call'

But former president says House leader made amends with a visit to Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - The powers-that-be in DC have been waiting for Donald Trump to weigh in on this week's drama surrounding Kevin McCarthy . And in his first public comments on the matter, Trump provides what might be seen as good news and bad news for the House minority leader. Trump did not...

After Talk With Trump, McCarthy May Be OK

Ex-president does not appear to be upset with House minority leader, reports 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - The headline in Politico Playbook says it all: "Is Kevin McCarthy toast?" The reference is to the revelation made by the New York Times that McCarthy told fellow House GOP leaders he planned to call then-President Trump and recommend he resign in the aftermath of the Capitol riot. It'...

Audio Clip on Trump Appears to Contradict McCarthy's Claim

He talks about calling then-president after Capitol riot to recommend Trump resign

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might be in some hot water politically over a newly released audio clip. On Thursday morning, the New York Times reported that McCarthy told other House GOP leaders a few days after the Capitol riot that he would call then-President Trump and encourage him to...

McCarthy Cautions Republicans About Trying to Impeach Biden

House GOP leader says Democrats used impeachment for political reasons

(Newser) - If Republicans win control of the House in this year's midterm elections, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has plans. His members will concentrate on "holding this administration accountable," he told Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business on Sunday. But McCarthy cautioned Republicans against a politically motivated impeachment of President...

Cawthorn's Orgy, Drug Accusations Could Cost Him

McCarthy lectures and warns freshman about his behavior and stories

(Newser) - House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered a lecture and a warning to Rep. Madison Cawthorn in a private meeting on Wednesday. The North Carolina freshman has publicly talked about being invited to an orgy by other lawmakers and seeing a colleague take cocaine, Politico reports—stories that McCarthy said have...

McCarthy, Pelosi Agree: Lawmaker Should Resign
Convicted Congressman
Says He'll Resign

Convicted Congressman Says He'll Resign

GOP's Ken Fortenberry was found guilty of lying to federal officials

(Newser) - Update: Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry announced Saturday that he's resigning from Congress, two days after his conviction in federal court. "Due to the difficulties of my current circumstances, I can no longer serve you effectively," he said in a statement, KETV reports. The nine-term Nebraska congressman's...

McCarthy, McConnell Slam Fellow GOPers Over America First Event

'Unacceptable,' McCarthy said of Gosar, Taylor Greene's appearances at white nationalist forum

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene has already received a slap on the wrist from the chairwoman of the RNC for her appearance Friday at a white nationalist conference. Now, the Georgia congresswoman—and fellow GOPer Rep. Paul Gosar, of Arizona, who appeared virtually at the America First Political Action Conference—are on...

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