These Concessions By McCarthy Shouldn’t Have Been An Issue In The First Place

January 2, 2023   |   Tags:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has made significant compromises in an effort to persuade his defectors to support him during the Jan. 3 floor vote as he fights to secure the votes for speaker. The most significant rule changes that McCarthy presented to House Republicans on Sunday are listed here, though they might not be sufficient to win over his opponents. Lowering the threshold for the motion to vacate the chair, a procedure used to remove a speaker from their position, was a significant concession made by McCarthy in response to pressure from the House Freedom Caucus to force