Some people get excited for pre-season football, some get amped when there’s a showdown coming in the United States House of Representatives. If a serious threat to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) grip on his position by members of his own party is your idea of a thriller, this is the Mediaite story for you!
Ever since McCarthy won the speakership on his 15th vote in January, he has been called the “weakest” Speaker of the House since struggling to win over the most hard-right members of the Republican conference. The reason for that is the compromise that allows one member to “move to vacate” McCarthy from the speakership and put the vote to the rest of the House. While the MAGA Republicans in Congress have been making this threat in the months since, CNN’s Manu Raju and Melanie Zanona reported over the weekend that the threat is very much on the table as the House prepares to figure out how to keep the country funded while making the majority of representatives happy.