Kevin McCarthy Survives MAGA Rebellion, Wins Nomination for House Speaker

Kevin McCarthy held off a far-right challenger and will be nominated by the Republicans to be the Speaker of the House. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. Watch TYT LIVE on weekdays 6-8 pm ET. http://youtube.com/theyoungturks/live

Read more HERE: https://www.axios.com/2022/11/15/freedom-caucus-kevin-mccarthy-house-speaker

"The House Freedom Caucus is preparing to challenge Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday in a preliminary vote on the path to House speaker — though even McCarthy's critics acknowledge the effort will likely fail.

Why it matters: The true goal is to demonstrate that McCarthy doesn't have the numbers he needs to ultimately be elected speaker unless he makes concessions to bring his party's right flank on board.

While McCarthy only needs the majority of GOP members in a secret ballot vote on Tuesday, he will need 218 of his members to elevate him to the speakership.

With Republicans on track to have a majority of just a few seats, he will have very little margin for error.

What they're saying: Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), a Freedom Caucus member who has been one of the most vocal advocates for a challenge to McCarthy, told Axios that Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), a former Freedom Caucus chair, "will be a candidate" on Tuesday and that he will "absolutely" vote for Biggs."


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