McCarthy's path to 218 votes for speaker is getting more complicated


House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's path to 218 votes for speaker of the House is getting more complicated as the start of the new Congress fast approaches.

So far, five conservatives have said they don't plan to vote for McCarthy, and the House Freedom Caucus chairman, Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry, said he is disappointed in the state of negotiations with the GOP leader.

McCarthy would need a majority of the members present and voting on the House floor to support him in order to become the next speaker, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

"He's [McCarthy] actually said that he's not for impeachment," former House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Andy Biggs told Just the News on Monday, referring to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

"I don't know how you can look at the borders issue, especially with the Title 42 issue, which is going to bring up another 50 or 60% per day illegal immigration and then release them into the country over the Title 42 issue, without saying Alejandro Mayorkas needs to impeached," said the Arizona Republican. "It just takes that kind of leadership to push forward on all of these policies that impact Americans' lives on a daily basis.".... (Read more)

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