House Freedom Caucus Chairman Perry says no deal with McCarthy, not 'conceded to us'
"GOP leader is falsely selling the media he’s conceded to us in the Rules," Perry says.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Scott Perry on Wednesday morning criticized fellow GOP Congressman Kevin McCarthy on his second day of trying to become the chamber's speaker – saying conservatives, like those in his group, will continue to seek a candidate who will prevent the passage of another massive spending bill filled with earmarks.
The conservatives, roughly 20 of them, have withheld their votes to elect McCarthy as speaker until he compromises with them on several demands, including rule changes to avoid passage of another nearly $2 trillion dollar spending bill that passed last month.
"@GOPleader is falsely selling the media he’s conceded to us in the Rules - not ONE bit will do ANYTHING to stop what just happened in the massive $1.7T, 4000-page Taxpayer theft bill from 12 days ago," Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican, tweeted.
"We’ll continue to seek a candidate who’ll put an end to this horrible practice," he continued.
Conservatives were critical of the large-scale spending bill, in part, due to the amount of earmarks or "pork-barrel" spending projects tucked inside of the text. The bill also included provisions that prevent funding for U.S. border security while containing funding for protection of the border in certain foreign countries.
The House is expected to again vote for speaker on Wednesday at noon.
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