After House GOP Defies McCarthy – Top Lawmaker Makes Stunning Announcement
By Mick Farthing|June 5, 2023
After House GOP Defies McCarthy – Top Lawmaker Makes Stunning Announcement

What’s Happening:

This weekend, Joe Biden signed into law the negotiated debt ceiling bill. After vowing to never compromise on his demands, Biden was forced to make a deal that included spending cuts. Kevin McCarthy and his team worked on a compromised bill that raised the debt ceiling, but also limited Biden’s spending spree and even made cuts to the IRS and other agencies.

But some hardliners in the GOP were outraged. They didn’t want to negotiate and were demanding major cuts to Biden’s agenda. They were so ticked off by the deal that they were calling for McCarthy’s removal as House Speaker. And now, one of the very men who worked on the deal with McCarthy is making this claim.

From Daily Wire:

Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s role is “absolutely safe” despite some Republican pushback over his deal with President Joe Biden over the debt ceiling, according to Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)…

“He is going to continue delivering wins for the country, changing the direction of Washington and being more representative of the priorities of Americans across the country…”

Rep. Garret Graves, who worked with McCarthy to hammer out this deal, stated that Kevin McCarthy’s post as speaker is “absolutely safe.” The Republican stated he was confident McCarthy was going to stay as the leader of the House, despite what some other Republicans have said.

Based on House rules, only one member can forward a “motion to vacate” to force out a speaker. But it would take a majority of votes to remove McCarthy from the post. Graves doesn’t seem to think that is possible. While one Republican, Rep. Ken Buck is talking about removing McCarthy, Graves said that is not the “mainstream position” within Congress.

It is unclear what hardliners were expecting from the debt ceiling talks. Some didn’t want McCarthy to support a compromised deal. But they had no idea how to get Joe Biden to agree to the harsh cuts they were demanding.

Much like the radical left, which also opposed the deal, these hardliners must have wanted the country to default. They were lucky McCarthy wasn’t so rigid and was able to come to terms with Joe. If these Republicans had it their way, we’d be in default right now. Millions of jobs would have been wiped out and we would be facing a devastating recession.

But for all of McCarthy’s hard work, these men want him gone. So much for gratitude.

Key Takeaways:

  • Top Republican negotiator Garret Graves stated McCarthy’s job is “safe.”
  • This comes after some Republicans wanted to remove McCarthy as Speaker.
  • McCarthy managed to score a deal with Joe Biden, staving off default.

Source: Daily Wire


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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.