Kevin McCarthy is in serious trouble as a candidate for Speaker. Let me explain. 🧵 1/x— Russ Vought (@russvought) November 10, 2022
House conservatives will not need a majority to prevail. They merely need to block & veto until they get an acceptable candidate. Exactly how many depends on the final slim majority, but it will not be a lot. 3/x— Russ Vought (@russvought) November 10, 2022
As Politico pointed out, one obstacle for the House Freedom Caucus is determining who is a viable alternative to McCarthy. One Twitter poll overwhelming favored Jordan over McCarthy.
In other words, the fundamentals present a cartel-busting vote, and all you need is a few members to go public. We already have that in @mattgaetz @bobgood @chiproytx. That number will grow as members come off the trail. The trend lines are already in our direction. 5/x— Russ Vought (@russvought) November 10, 2022
Another user recommended Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie.
Who is more likely to fight for us as Speaker of the House?Who is more likely to help us get to the bottom of Jan 6? To hold corrupt Merrick Garland accountable? — Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) November 9, 2022
Massie this year made strong stands for the Second Amendment and against entanglements in the war in Ukraine. A Freedom Caucus member from Texas, GOP. Rep. Chip Roy, also hinted he had an interest. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. A speaker does not even need to be a member of the House to be elected. Even Donald Trump could become speaker, although the former president has indicated he has other plans. Whatever happens, many agree there needs to be a major shakeup of the Republican power structure. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida identified McCarthy as one of three problems, along with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
Thomas Massie is the only correct answer here @RepThomasMassie— Megafauna (@N2ITIVCapital) November 9, 2022
The three “Mcs” Gaetz called out are the ones most responsible for the disappointing midterm results. By tampering with funding and ignoring election integrity, the Republican national leadership did almost as much as the Democrats to stifle the expected red wave. McCarthy does not deserve a promotion. The last thing the Republicans need is to adopt the Democrats’ practice of failing upward. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
McCarthy McConnell McDanielMcFailure — Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 10, 2022