Though Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is facing opposition from within his party as he vies for the speaker’s gavel, he has laid out his priorities for a Republican majority next year as he looks to appeal to all corners of the Republican conference.
He is specifically catering to the conservative House Freedom Caucus, to which most of his detractors belong. Here are six of McCarthy’s campaign promises that will likely soon be enacted in the House.
Investigate DHS Secretary Mayorkas over the border crisis:
McCarthy said last month that a GOP-led House would investigate Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and threatened that he could face impeachment if he does not resign over his handling of the border crisis.
“He cannot, and must not, remain in that position,” McCarthy said at a border press conference in November. “If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate every order, every action, and every failure to determine whether we can begin an impeachment inquiry.” Read more…