George Stephanopoulos Predicts Chaos From McCarthy’s Speakership. His Republican Guests Aren’t Having It.

  • Specifically, Stephanopoulos seemed to take issue with three concessions McCarthy made: a proposed rule allowing a single member to make a motion to vacate the Speaker’s chair, a budget that stops the debt ceiling from increasing; and placing Freedom Caucus members on key committees.
  • Stephanopoulos kept up the negative tone in interviews with Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) and House Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA). But both of the Republicans swatted him down.
  • First, Stephanopoulos tried to corner Perry on the idea that the United States would default on its debt without a debt limit increase and that President Joe Biden was unwilling to negotiate.
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