Conservative members of the House of Representatives are pushing back against leadership, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy; they say he caved on the debt ceiling negotiations and more.
“House Leadership couldn’t Hold the Line,” Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted on Wednesday morning. “Now we Hold the Floor.”
House Leadership couldn’t Hold the Line
Now we Hold the Floor.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 7, 2023
From Fox News:
Some Conservatives are unhappy about the debt limit deal House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached with President Biden and believe the procedures used to pass it in the House last week were not faithful to the agreement they have with McCarthy that gained their acquiescence to his speakership. McCarthy in the January deal consented to allowing conservatives more sway over decision-making and the mechanics of passing bills.
They’re also accusing leadership of exacting revenge on members who tried to tank a procedural vote before the House’s final debt limit bill, by stymieing a resolution from Rep, Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., aimed at rolling back a Biden administration firearms rule.
Freedom Caucus members and their allies joined Democrats yesterday in voting against a rule that would’ve allowed four bills to reach the House floor, including two separate House GOP bills taking on the Biden administration’s attempt to limit gas stove availability. It’s the first time in two decades that a rules vote has failed.
“Today we took down the rule because we’re frustrated with the way this place is operating,” Gaetz told reporters on the Capitol steps. “We took a stand in January to end the era of the imperial speakership. We’re concerned that the fundamental commitments that allowed Kevin McCarthy to assume the speakership had been violated as a consequence of the debt limit deal.”
Gaetz and fellow GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast to discuss.
“Kevin McCarthy Exceeded The Authority That He Had Been Given By The House Of Representatives,” Gaetz tells Bannon.
Watch the clip below:
“Kevin McCarthy Exceeded The Authority That He Had Been Given By The House Of Representatives.”
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More over at Fox News:
Conservatives blockade House floor in latest mutiny against GOP leadership https://t.co/UUDgOng8fD
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