Kevin McCarthy’s position looks increasingly precarious. …He’s in political dire straits. …
The current leader of the GOP might not stay that way for long if tensions amid the fallout from the debt ceiling deal continue to mount.
Earlier today, House GOP members took to the floor in a protest against McCarthy—wrestling control from him.
WLTR previously reported that a plot to supplant Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader was likely imminent, as many members of the Republican Party voiced concerns with McCarthy’s leadership.
Now, sources claim that a full vote against McCarthy to vacate the chair as party leader is looking increasingly more likely.
Here is a list of GOP policymakers who staged the floor protest against Kevin McCarthy:
These House Republicans just BLEW UP Kevin McCarthy’s rule & humiliated him on the House floor.
Disastrous debt ceiling deals have consequences… pic.twitter.com/5j1jQ49uHi
— Citizens for Renewing America (@amrenewcitizen) June 6, 2023
Rep. Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert explained the main drivers behind the floor protest to Steve Bannon on a recent episode of his War Room podcast:
“Kevin McCarthy Exceeded The Authority That He Had Been Given By The House Of Representatives.”
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) June 6, 2023
Republican leaders spent nearly an hour working to resolve the standoff with their right flank, which disrupted the party’s plans to pass legislation protecting gas stoves from potential government bans.
But ultimately, roughly a dozen conservatives — most of them members of the Trump-aligned House Freedom Caucus — voted against moving forward on a bill they support.
The move was entirely unexpected by senior Republicans, according to two people close to leadership.
Wall Street Silver was critical of any talk of a debt ceiling deal or of fiscal responsibility by Washington elites, and writes:
“Debt Ceiling Charade The recent debt “ceiling” deal has eliminated any restrictions on borrowing until January 1, 2025. So if there is any recession during 2023-2024 … they have unlimited borrowing authority to re-inflate the bubble.”
Debt Ceiling Charade 😮
The recent debt “ceiling” deal has eliminated any restrictions on borrowing until January 1, 2025.
So if there is any recession during 2023-2024 … they have unlimited borrowing authority to re-inflate the bubble. pic.twitter.com/fMJpcxp8U1
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) June 2, 2023
Rand Paul also spoke out against the deal:
I don’t always agree with Rand Paul but he is spot on about the Debt Ceiling Deal. pic.twitter.com/mtECCma0Ct
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) June 2, 2023
The Gateway Pundit speculated:
This unprecedented uprising naturally raises the possibility over whether there will be a motion to “vacate the chair” and force a vote to remove McCarthy as Speaker.
Under new House rules, it only takes one member of Congress, from either party, to bring a “motion to vacate” which forces a vote on removing the Speaker of the House.
But despite the righteous fury, members at this point appear reluctant to invoke the nuclear option and remove McCarthy.
So I have a simple question for you….
Should McCarthy be REMOVED as Speaker?