We know that he made a LOT of ‘deals’…..
But he’s already back away from what Gaetz and Co.’s Frredom Crew think they got….
Bottom line for ALL involved?
Some legislation HAS to be passed during the next two years and most of it won’t be what the Gaetz crew ‘say’ they held out for….
The Republican’s do NOT have enough votes to do things on their own…
Lost in the backgroud of the last few days circus is those Republican House mmebers that are in Biden districts or…Are already worried about just getting over in last November’s vote…They are NOT gonna row with the Gaetz crew on a lot of things…
The new House Speaker will need Democratic Minority leader Jeffries help….
(I wouldn’t want McCarthy’s job…The last guy in this situation…Gingrich…. Quit the job and the House altogether)
Oh and there IS this part NEVER mentioned in the headlines…..
The DEMOCRATS HAVE a majority in the US Senate and the President IS A DEMOCRAT.…..
Much of what McCarthy extended to conservatives, particularly on spending and the debt limit, puts the House on a collision course with the Democratic-led Senate and President Joe Biden. Broadly speaking, the deal that could carry the California Republican to the speakership effectively leverages conservatives’ votes for more influence in the new majority.
Yet the bulk of what McCarthy and conservatives tentatively agreed to, particularly when it comes to spending deals that will need Democratic sign-off to become law, falls far short of a guarantee. And for other corners of the GOP conference, the giveaways to win over more than a dozen of McCarthy’s conservative critics will be tough to swallow….
Reverting back to fiscal 2022 levels, as the emerging agreement envisions, would amount to a roughly $75 billion, or 10 percent, cut to defense programs if GOP leaders don’t spare the Pentagon — a figure that alarms many Republicans across the conference.
But many of them acknowledge that the effect may be limited, because even if a cut of that magnitude passed the House, the Democratic-led Senate would likely reject it outright.
“Most of us won’t vote for cuts to defense,” Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) told reporters. “You can bring it to the floor. There’s enough Republicans who are not going to cut defense spending.”
Wisconsin Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher, who also sits on the Armed Services panel, echoed that: “There’s a ton of defense hawks that are necessary to get to the math of 218.”…
Incoming Armed Services Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) declined to discuss McCarthy’s pact with conservatives after privately venting his frustration to some colleagues this week. But he insisted he isn’t concerned: “I didn’t make that deal,” Rogers said. “I can’t talk about it right now, but I’m not worried about it.”…
He also sought to assuage a series of other worries, telling members he didn’t give anything away that predetermines who gets a committee gavel and that “people are not being punished in the process” of the negotiations, according to Republicans on the call.
His comments were partly a nod to Rep. Andy Harris’ efforts to claim control of a subcommittee that would oversee the nation’s biggest pot of domestic spending — a push that infuriated his fellow appropriators.
While Harris got no assurances on that gavel, the Marylander was one of the dozen-plus conservative dissenters who flipped to back McCarthy on Friday….
McCarthy’s Next Hurdle Is the Rules Package
Associated Press: “On Sunday, at least two moderate Republicans expressed their reservations about supporting the rules package, citing what they described as secret deals and the disproportionate power potentially being handed out to a group of 20 conservatives.”
“The concessions included limits on McCarthy’s power, such as by allowing a single lawmaker to initiate a vote to remove him as speaker and curtailing government spending, which could include defense cuts. They also give the conservative Freedom Caucus more seats on the committee that decides which legislation reaches the House floor.”
“They also raise questions about whether McCarthy can garner enough support from Republicans, who hold a 222-212 edge, on a critical vote in the coming months to raise the debt limit, given conservatives’ demand that there also be significant spending cuts, over opposition from the White House and a Democratic-controlled Senate.”