Kevin McCarthy Moves Into Speaker’s Suite With Bid For Gavel Uncertain

  • Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), a former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, has presented himself as an alternative candidate to McCarthy.
  • Over the past few days, McCarthy offered concessions to woo conservatives, including making it easier to remove the sitting speaker of the House.
  • Roll Call reports there is a longshot backup plan for a group of Republicans to work with Democrats to nominate retiring Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) for speaker if there are multiple ballots.
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