WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, numerous outlets reported on the Club for Growth Key Vote Alert laying out a series of reforms the organization is looking for in a new Speaker of the House. Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following quote.
“Members tell me there is a solution; McCarthy just needs to agree to return to the rules of the 114th Congress and to restore the Republican principle of not intervening in primaries. Conservatives will continue to oppose any speaker who insists on running the U.S. House like Nancy Pelosi.” – David McIntosh, President, Club for Growth
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Club for Growth urges no vote on McCarthy for House speaker unless conditions are met, FOX News
An influential conservative group is urging lawmakers to vote against Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., unless certain conditions are met. The Club for Growth put out a key vote alert Monday announcing that the speaker election will be counted on their legislative scorecard, which grades lawmakers on support for “pro-growth, free-market policies.” The fiscally conservative group says the next House speaker must “provide transformational reforms to the House, build a bold pro-growth legislative agenda, and restore the individual rights and powers of the rank-and-file membership.”
Conservatives threaten to withhold critical McCarthy support, hours before speaker vote, Politico
The conservative Club for Growth released a whip notice for the speakership vote on Monday, urging a no vote on McCarthy — without explicitly naming him — if he didn’t concede to various rules being pushed by some of those opposing him, many of them members of the House Freedom Caucus.
GOP Club for Growth Opposes McCarthy Speakership, Newsmax
The club’s President David McIntosh said Dec. 1 that several rule changes need to be enacted in Congress for the new session before the group would endorse McCarthy, including allowing “open rules” so legislation could be amended by members before a final vote, barring the Congressional Leadership Fund from using its money to primary incumbent GOP members, and including a “true conservative” in the GOP House leadership team.
Influential Club for Growth urges no vote on McCarthy for Speaker unless rules demands are met, The Hill
The Club for Growth, an influential conservative organization, has urged House members to vote against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to become Speaker unless certain demands are met.
Right-wing group wants major concession for McCarthy support, MSNBC
On Monday, the right-wing Club for Growth waded into the debate with a list of its own demands that closely aligned with some of the most conservative members of Congress. The Club for Growth, which releases annual scorecards purporting to grade lawmakers’ conservatism, urged House members to vote against any nominee for speaker who doesn’t agree to these demands.