As Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) and President Joe Biden attempt to sell both of their parties on the deal they struck to avoid a default on America’s debt, a number of House Republicans have already expressed their opposition to the agreement.

Already, 24 House Republicans led by Representative Nancy Mace (R-Sc.) and Representative Chip Roy (R-Tx.) have vowed to vote against the deal, which would be enough to kill it unless over 30 Democrats get on board.

Biden has struggled with gaining the support of some Progressive Democrats in the Democratic caucus on board due to the fact that the agreement retains some work requirements to receive welfare programs, among other things.

Now, Representative Roy, one of the most influential members of the House Freedom Caucus, said that McCarthy’s agreement goes against what he offered to more conservative Republicans in order to secure the speakership.

He said that he would consider holding a vote on McCarthy’s position as Speaker if the deal passes the House Rules Committee.


The current deal would also take back some of the unspent Covid-19 relief funds sent to local governments and recipients across the country as well as reduce the amount of new IRS agents that were to be hired under a previous spending bill.

Under current House rules, it only takes one Republican Representative to call for a vote on McCarthy’s speakership, under new rules he agreed to to secure the votes necessary to win.

FOX News Reports

US Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX)

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, a key member the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), indicated Tuesday that if Republicans do not stop the debt deal in committee he would consider ousting Kevin McCarthy from leadership as House speaker.

In an interview with Glenn Beck on “BlazeTV” Tuesday morning, Roy called the debt limit deal that McCarthy, R-Calif., struck over the weekend with the White House a “betrayal of the power-sharing arrangement that we put in place” – that is to say, the promises McCarthy made to the HFC to give him the votes needed to secure him the speakership after a 15-voting-round battle in January.

At a minimum, Roy says, the deal would add $4 trillion in U.S. debt without any significant spending cuts.

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