Who Are the Republicans Opposing McCarthy’s Speaker Bid?

January 3, 2023 ☼ mccarthygophousestupid

Source: The New York Times (Link)

The revolt against Mr. McCarthy, who for years had been considered the obvious choice for speaker should Republicans win control of the House, has been led by a small coterie of ultraconservative lawmakers who have been the most outspoken about their opposition to him. It also includes a larger but quieter group of lawmakers who have long agitated for changes in the way the House operates, and a set of newcomers who have remained largely silent but are weighing their options.

To be fair, there might be some rationale for “more transparency” but that comes at a cost of potential gridlock.