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MAC COMING BACK? McCarthy Open to Speaker Return, 'Whatever the Conference Wants'

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.10.23

According to a report from Just The News, former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy may be open to returning to the position; “whatever the conference wants, I will do,” he told radio host Hugh Hewitt.

“Eight Republicans brought you down. I don’t know if they can change their mind, but I don’t think we’re going to get to a Speaker other than Kevin McCarthy this week,” Hewitt said during an interview with McCarthy on Monday. “Would you be willing to go back if those eight retreated?”

“Look, whatever the conference wants, I will do. I think we need to be strong. I think we need to be united,” McCarthy responded. “It was a personal thing. It wasn’t about where we were going.”

“They’re the ones that stopped appropriations bills from going forward. They’re the ones who voted against a continuing resolution that secured our border and cut spending. They’re the ones who wanted a government shutdown,” he said,

“If we had shut down the government, we would be blamed for the intelligence failure that led to this massacre. We did not shut down the government. We still had an intelligence failure. But if we had, you would be blamed for the intelligence failure,” Hewitt responded.

“They thought, ‘Let’s pick politics over the best that’s for America,'” McCarthy said. “I will never back away from my decision. I put America first, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.”

Both GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise are seeking the Speakership.

More over at Just The News:

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