The legacy predictably characterized the vote for the election of the new speaker in the most negative light. However, the conditions that the Republican holdouts sought for their votes were very reasonable.
Zero Hedge has a roundup of what Kevin McCarthy had to agree to win the speakership on the 15th ballot:
- It will only take a single congressperson, acting in what is known as a Jeffersonian Motion, to move to remove the Speaker if he or she goes back on their word or policy agenda.
- A “Church” style committee will be convened to look into the weaponization of the FBI and other government organizations against the American people
- Term limits will be put up for a vote.
- Bills presented to Congress will be single subject, not omnibus with all the attendant earmarks, and there will be a 72-hour minimum period to read them.
- The Texas Border Plan will be put before Congress.
- COVID mandates will be ended as will all funding for them, including so-called “emergency funding.”
- Budget bills would stop the endless increases in the debt ceiling and hold the Senate accountable for the same.
Every one of these items is very popular with the American people. These are the 60-70 percent approval items that the Republican party should be addressing.
For instance, 63 percent of Americans want Congress to investigate collusion between big tech and the FBI.
82 percent of Americans think it would be a good idea to place term limits on members of Congress.
75 percent of Americans are worried about the national debt and federal spending.
By a margin on 53 to 18, Americans believe that our country is experiencing an invasion at our southern border.
The American people strongly back everything that the hold out stood for.
Indeed, the members that held out against McCarthy are already seeing positive results from their actions.
Here at GOUSA we advocate for real solutions to America’s problems. We believe that there’s no challenge that America can’t overcome.
Like the House holdouts, we seek to identify and advocate for solution that have 60 percent or more approval among the American people. Our OppScore system identifies those politicians that are working to expand opportunity and prosperity in America and those that don’t.