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Kevin McCarthy open to Being Consensus Speaker in Event of Deadlock

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) indicated Monday that he would be open to becoming a consensus speaker candidate if House Republicans cannot decide who will lead the Legislature.

mccarthy talked If Republicans can’t unite around House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) to radio host Hugh Hewitt, He asked whether he would serve as House of Representatives leader.

“Look, the conference has to make that decision. I’m still a member. I’m going to keep fighting and taking action,” McCarthy said.

It remains unlikely that the conservatives who voted to fire McCarthy will change course and reinstate him.

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Asked if he would run for the job if there was a majority vote to return him to the chair, McCarthy said: “Listen, I’ll do whatever the conference wants. I think we have to be strong. I think we need to come together. In my view, the eight of us don’t see it that way – it was personal.”

Rep. John Duarte (R-Calif.) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said Mr. McCarthy should become House speaker again, especially in light of the conflict between Hamas and Israel. .

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Mr. McCarthy expressed frustration with Republicans who did not vote in favor of an extraordinary spending bill to fund the government until Nov. 17. Many House conservatives voted to expel the California Republican as speaker following Mr. McCarthy’s move to pass a temporary spending bill. .

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“They were the ones who wanted the government to shut down,” McCarthy said.

“We will not pay our soldiers while we have carrier strike fighters in the field – 30,000 American men and women serving in the Middle East will not be paid immediately. I mean, what weaknesses do we have?” he concluded.

Sean Moran is a policy reporter at Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

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