House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) is facing an ever-increasing number of hardline Republicans who have publicly vowed not to vote for him for Speaker when Republicans take the majority in January.

Republicans have attempted to extract promises out of the Speaker that he will address concerns on election integrity, the economy, and on holding Biden accountable for influence peddling along with his son, Hunter Biden, before promising to vote for him for Speaker while some have refused to outright.

This week, Republican Ralph Norman (R-Sc.) sat down with McCarthy to discuss his economic agenda, seeing if he would focus on deficit reduction and cutting government spending.

Not satisfied with the meeting, Norman said that he would not be voting for McCarthy for Speaker.

The Epoch Times Reports

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Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) has added his name to a growing list of Republican lawmakers who refuse to elect House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as speaker.

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Republicans are on track to retake the House after four years in the minority.

However, the midterms were less of a blowout GOP victory than expected. If current numbers hold, Republicans are on track to have 222 seats in the House during the 118th Congress.

This could be a problem for McCarthy, who has long hoped to become speaker. With these numbers, McCarthy will be able to spare only four votes next year if he hopes to get the top House spot.

As other lawmakers line up against McCarthy, Norman has added his name to the list of those who say they won’t vote for McCarthy under any circumstances.

Norman told Politico that he is a “hard no” against McCarthy.

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