GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA) spoke to reporters after losing 11 rounds in a row for his bid for House Speaker.
McCarthy has taken a political beating this week.
20 Republican lawmakers are refusing to vote for McCarthy.
McCarthy remained defiant on Thursday evening and defended concessions he’s made.
Rep. McCarthy has been huddling with the GOP detractors and has apparently caved to all of their demands.
GOP Rep. Ralph Norman expects a written agreement to end the standoff tonight
🚨 NEW: Sources tell us a deal between MCCARTHY and his opponents is close.
CHIP ROY and PATRICK MCHENRY have been negotiating it
All the big players are now in TOM EMMER’s 1st floor office.
RALPH NORMAN says he expects an offer in writing tonight
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 5, 2023
Kevin McCarthy told reporters he’s “not putting any timeline” on getting to 218 votes as some lawmakers call for him to resign his bid.
News — McCarthy defends concessions he’s made, says he won’t be a “weaker speaker” because of the motion-to-vacate deal, downplays the time it’s taken so far and says he has no timeline to get to 218 pic.twitter.com/dma2dGmmsh
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 6, 2023
It looks like Friday may be another chaotic day in the House chamber.