Enigma Intel Inc.
October 2, 2023
‘It is a surrender’: Why McCarthy reversed with his survival uncertain
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s recent decision to support a 45-day government funding patch, largely backed by Democrats, has ignited tension within the Republican Party and brought his leadership role into question. While some conservatives, like Rep. Matt Rosendale and members of the Freedom Caucus, openly discuss the possibility of ousting him, there’s no unified movement or clear alternative to replace McCarthy. His centrist allies are even holding quiet talks with Democrats about salvaging his position. Overall, McCarthy’s speakership appears shaky but not immediately doomed, as he navigates a divided caucus and faces threats without a clear succession plan.