As some members of the House Freedom Caucus rail against the debt ceiling compromise, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) and his negotiators praised the deal as “transformational” and something that would change the country’s trajectory.
Despite the compromise being met with pushback from the farther right wing of the party, McCarthy and his two negotiators, Reps. Garret Graves (R‑LA) and Patrick McHenry (R‑NC) expressed confidence that the deal will pass and pass with a majority of Republicans voting for the bill.
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“We did a conference call with our conference, and over 95% were overwhelmingly excited about what they see,” McCarthy told reporters Sunday morning.
Since Saturday, when details of the debt ceiling compromise began to leak out into the public and House GOP Leadership held a conference call with all its members to discuss the deal, members of the conservative Freedom Caucus took to social media to express their displeasure with the compromise.
Rep. Bob Good (R‑VA) tweeted on Saturday night that no conservative could justify voting “Yes” on the deal. Rep. Dan Bishop (R‑NC) tweeted that the people prai …