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Conservative is ready to vote McCarthy out of speaker's chair over debt deal: report
Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) is ready to move Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) out of the Speaker's chair amid the debt deal made with President Joe Biden, Politico reporter Olivia Beavers revealed Tuesday.
It was something predicted by analysts who feared conservative members would try to sink the proposal and let the country ultimately default on its debts. If Biden and McCarthy agreed on something, conservatives would immediately be suspicious of it no matter what it was, they feared.
"That is not realistic with this speaker or with this House of Representatives," explained Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) last week. "If that would happen, they would certainly recall him, and they'd elect a new speaker, and McCarthy does not want to be the shortest-serving speaker in history."
Democratic strategist Kurt Bardella said that McCarthy would have to wrangle the far-right.
"You know, I think actually because of this deal coming right now, the expectation game has been well managed now because the ball's really in Kevin McCarthy's court now," said Bardella over the weekend.
"The pressure is on Kevin McCarthy to deliver the votes. If this thing falls apart now, it's going to be because of House Republicans — because of MAGA extremists — successfully holding McCarthy hostage once again, and that they are the ones who will get the blame. We will be done with this both sides narrative that each side has something to lose, that this could blow back on the president. No, no, no, no."
According to Rep. Bishop, “absolutely,” it is an option to remove McCarthy, he told Beavers. He went on to call it “inescapable," saying he thinks it must be "done" at this point. But he acknowledged it would depend on whether enough of his colleagues have the courage to move forward with it.
Thanks to the agreement made in January, it would only take one member of Congress to bring a "motion to vacate," which would force a vote on removing the speaker.
Former President Donald Trump this week announced on his Truth Social platform that he would issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship in the United States, despite the fact this policy is enshrined in the United States Constitution by the 14th Amendment.
Ben Domenech, a conservative Fox News contributor and cofounder of The Federalist, panned Trump's newest idea and argued that it would simply never come to pass given that a single executive order cannot repeal a fully ratified constitutional amendment.
"Promising things that can't be done via executive order then blaming the system when those orders are blocked is how Trump governed before and would govern again," Domenech commented on Twitter.
He then went on to predict how the entire ordeal would play out should Trump once again become president.
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"Step 1: Trump issues day one Executive Order overturning 14th Amendment's birthright citizenship," he wrote. "Step 2: Judge blocks order immediately Step 3: Trump complains, probably insulting judge's heritage Step 4: Trump DOJ (purposefully?) loses case, cementing birthright citizenship."
Domenech concluded that Trump would do such a thing simply to reinforce his voters' belief that he is treated unfairly by the "Deep State," despite the fact that judges, in this case, would simply be following established constitutional law.
"Losers always whine about doing their best," he commented.
'The best deal is no deal': Freedom caucus members threaten to burn down US credit over debt limit
Members of the House Freedom Caucus spoke out against Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) deal with President Joe Biden to raise the nation's debt limit.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) called the deal "fake news," and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) argued no deal should be made to prevent default on U.S. debt.
"I want to thank all of my members behind me that have got the courage to stand up and say no to this bill," Norman said. "Folks, the two factions that are supporting this bill, China, because they're just buying more debt to control America, and the Biden administration, which, as the hearings are showing, is corrupt and compromised to China."
"Somewhere, somebody has got to stop it," he continued. "This group behind me is willing to do that."
Norman noted he would have a chance to block the bill during Rules Committee hearings.
"Folks, if we can stop it there, I will stop it," he vowed. "Let's call their bluff on it. The best deal is no deal."
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