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October 02, 2023

Three bits of McCarthy news

Rep. Matt Gaetz speaking with Reps. Chip Roy and Byron Donalds.

We have three interesting dynamics for you this evening.

No. 1: House Democratic leadership told us they haven’t heard anything from Speaker Kevin McCarthy about his quest to retain the speakership. The conventional wisdom was McCarthy would need Democrats to survive.

But more importantly, leadership sources tell us that their caucus – ranging from progressives to moderates – won’t help protect McCarthy unless he makes substantial changes to the way the House works.

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