Anger over House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s deal with President Biden to raise the debt ceiling is bubbling over, with some conservative members threatening to oust McCarthy as speaker.
“This deal fails — fails completely — and that’s why these members and others will be absolutely opposed to the deal and we will do everything in our power to stop it,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania said during a press conference with caucus members Tuesday afternoon.
Texas Rep. Chip Roy, a member of the Freedom Caucus, was even more blunt: “The Republican conference right now has been torn asunder,” he said. “Not one Republican should vote for this deal – not one.”
Roy argued there was a “breach” in the structure set up by House Republicans after the January vote to elect McCarthy as speaker. He vowed to fight the new compromise bill and, without mentioning the speaker by name, added: “No matter what happens, there is going to be a reckoning.”
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