MTG, Roy Deny Being Promised Committee Post For McCarthy Votes

GOP Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene and Chip Roy were each asked Sunday about a purported quid pro quo for their votes to support fellow Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy's bid for speaker, and try to wrangle other votes, in exchange for promises to lead, or at least be assigned, to a top House committee.

  • Roy, a conservative Texas lawmaker, defended having changed his vote to supporting McCarthy, saying Sunday he wasn’t promised anything in return.
  • “This isn’t about Chip Roy wants a spot on a committee,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I haven’t been promised anything. I haven’t gotten anything out of this deal, me personally. Does that mean I’ll end up on a committee? Maybe, if that’s what my colleagues want.”
  • Greene, who is also among the House’s most conservative members, however, got on board early with McCarthy.
  • The Georgia lawmaker said on the Fox News Channel she recently grew closer professionally to McCarthy after talking more to him and that said also has not been promised a plum position in the new, GOP-led House.