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Gaetz Predicts Debt Ceiling Deal Won’t Harm McCarthy

As negotiators zero in on the details of an agreement to raise the debt ceiling, some Republican representatives are downplaying the idea that cutting a bipartisan deal will endanger the position of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
McCarthy was elected speaker in January after a record 15 ballots. Because Republicans hold a slim majority in the House, a small group of conservative members were able to hold up McCarthy’s election until granted a number of demands.
Among those concessions was a rule change allowing any one member to introduce a motion to “vacate the chair,” potentially ending McCarthy’s leadership role….

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