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Democrats’ Sherman Floats Possible Deal to Make McCarthy Speaker

  • Democrats could seek concessions on US debt ceiling, spending
  • Such a deal would likely cost McCarthy more GOP support
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McCarthy Still Looking for Votes to Become House Speaker

House Democrat Brad Sherman floated a potential deal Wednesday that would trade Democratic votes to make beleaguered Republican Kevin McCarthy the speaker of the House in return for rules aimed at preventing a US government shutdown or a debt limit crisis.

“Eventually, he’s going to have to cut a deal with Democrats, because it’s going to be easier to get a deal with us than with his 20-headed monster he has over there,” the California Democrat said on Bloomberg Radio’s “Balance of Power” program. “He’s going to have to agree with Democrats to not hold hostage the full faith and credit of the United States, to not put us in a position where we’re going to shut down the government. And eventually I think Americans will benefit from this ugly picture of chaos.”