Newt Gingrich Blasts Republicans Who Oppose McCarthy As Speaker

  • Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has spoken out against Republicans who oppose Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid for speaker.
  • “I don’t understand what they’re doing. They’re not voting against Kevin McCarthy, they’re voting against over 215 members of their own conference. Their conference voted overwhelmingly, 85 percent, for McCarthy to be speaker, so this is a fight between a handful of people and the entire rest of the conference,” Gingrich said.
  • McCarthy made a final bid to convince the right wing of his party to support his speakership on Sunday, offering major concessions to the group ahead of Tuesday’s vote.
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