McCarthy’s Speakership Tenuous After He Breaks With Conservatives On Budget

  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy criticized Republicans on Saturday who opposed his efforts to avoid a government shutdown, saying he doesn’t “want to be part of that team.”
  • The House of Representatives voted 335-91 to pass a short-term spending bill Saturday to fund the government for 45-days, providing disaster relief requested by the White House, but no aid for Ukraine. Ninety Republicans voted against the bill, along with one Democrat.
  • “Instead of siding with his own party today, Kevin McCarthy sided with 209 Democrats to push through a continuing resolution that maintains the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer spending levels and policies,” Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted. “He allowed the DC Uniparty to win again. Should he remain Speaker of the House?”
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