Rep. Greene: McCarthy Doesn’t Have the Votes to Become House Speaker

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy currently “doesn’t have the votes” to become speaker if Republicans take back control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms.

The Georgia Republican spoke about McCarthy’s future prospects while appearing on the latest episode of Rep. Matt Gaetz’s “Firebrand” podcast published Thursday.

“Right now, we know that Kevin McCarthy has a problem in our [Republican] conference. He doesn’t have the full support to be speaker,” Greene told colleague Gaetz, R-Fla. “I think there’s a door open for a challenger.”

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