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Speaker Kevin McCarthy talks to reporters inside the Capitol building.

McCarthy’s tough week ahead

A week that could go a long way in defining Kevin McCarthy’s tenure as speaker of the House has kicked off with a flurry of action.

First: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took to the House floor in the noon hour and focused his remarks on what he called a “secret side deal” between McCarthy and President Joe Biden for a vote on a Ukraine funding bill.

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