House conservatives voting to elect a speaker must take stock of their priorities, Media Research Center (MRC) Founder and President Brent Bozell said Tuesday prior to the impending vote, in which Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has few votes to spare.
“Every conservative in the House needs to ask what’s more important; cause and country or personal ambition,” Bozell tweeted, linking to a story in The Hill reporting that a group of House Republicans, including Rep. Scott Perry, are looking to block the election of McCarthy as speaker:
“Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), a critic of House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (Calif.) bid to become Speaker, argued ahead of the House leadership vote that McCarthy has ‘rejected’ his opportunity to win the Speakership.
“Perry said in a statement Tuesday morning that he and a group of other Republicans have ‘worked in good faith for months to change the status quo’ but asserted McCarthy has ‘sidelined or resisted’ them.”
Every conservative in the House needs to ask what’s more important; cause and country or personal ambition. https://t.co/ssR0sRn8CR
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) January 3, 2023
In particular, Rep. McCarthy, who cannot afford to lose more than four votes, has rejected four key policies demanded by the conservatives:
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