Speaker Kevin McCarthy retaliated against the conservative rebels who earlier this week brought the House floor to a standstill by asserting that the legislators who have called for changes to the way the House GOP conference is handled have not specified any demands.
There are a few lawmakers who aren’t truly in the Freedom Caucus, and McCarthy said, “I’m not really sure what they’re worried about.” The challenge is that some of these individuals don’t know what to ask for and are frustrated about a variety of various topics.
Tuesday’s procedural vote on the guidelines for a package of Republican-backed initiatives was derailed by members of the hard-line right House Freedom Caucus and their allies. It had been 20 years since a rules vote had fallen short. The dissenting lawmakers have expressed outrage over the debt limit agreement reached between McCarthy and President Biden, alleging that Republicans were “rolled” in the compromise. They have also accused GOP leadership of retaliating against one lawmaker who attempted to block the bill from being brought to the floor by scuttling his own gun control legislation.
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