Mccarthy’s head on the chopping block over shutdown

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There are just days to go before the US government shuts down – and Kevin McCarthy has a choice to make.

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives must either find a way for his narrow Republican majority to fund federal agencies or seek the help of Democrats to do so.

If he opts for the former, he will likely pass a bill that cannot make it through a Democrat-controlled Senate, practically ensuring a shutdown.

But if Mr McCarthy decides on the latter, he is at risk of being ousted from the job that has been the pinnacle of his two decades in politics.

Whichever way the California congressman goes, he will have to do it sooner rather than later.

If Congress fails to provide funding by midnight on Saturday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed without pay and government services will be disrupted.


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