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Jonathan Bernstein

McCarthy Loves Himself Some Trump. Watch Out.

Spending bills and debt limit increases will be hard to pass if the current House minority leader becomes speaker next year.

A different direction.

A different direction.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made news this week when he declared that, should he become speaker next year, the House would likely cut off funding for Ukraine and would attempt to use the debt limit to force cuts to popular social programs. 

His comments tell us quite a bit about what he would be like as speaker if Republicans take back the House.