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Exclusive–House Majority Whip: All Bills Should Have Support of GOP Majority

Exclusive–House Majority Whip: All Bills Should Have Support of GOP Majority


Late Sunday evening, in the aftermath of reports that House Republican leadership was considering passage of bills on major issues like gun control and immigration without a majority of House Republicans in support, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy reached out to Breitbart News to clarify his position: House leadership should not pursue legislation without a majority of House GOP support.

“This morning on CNN I told Candy Crowley that the House should craft our own legislation through regular order,” McCarthy said. “Additionally I believe that legislation should have the support of a majority of the majority. Reports to the contrary do not accurately represent my position.

“We face serious challenges as a country, and the President and Harry Reid have refused to lead. House Republicans have, and we will continue to do so.”

This is a welcome signal from McCarthy that the voices of conservatives will be heard in the legislative process by the House leadership- a matter that remains in controversy since the fiscal cliff negotiations and the failed House rebellion against Rep. John Boehner’s speakership.

Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).

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