Gaetz: McCarthy’s Speaker Seat on ‘Tenuous Ground’

Rep. Matt Gaetz, while slamming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s comments on a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown, hinted that the speaker’s gavel is in danger and insisted that “no one trusts” him. 

“I would say it’s on some tenuous ground,” the Florida Republican told reporters when asked if McCarthy’s leadership position is in danger, reports CNN. 

His comments came after McCarthy, R-Calif., said he was being the “adult in the room” by forwarding a 45-day stopgap continuing resolution to avert a looming government shutdown, which could start at midnight if an agreement isn’t reached. 

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