House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) signaled on Thursday that he is ready to take on any effort to remove him as speaker brought by members of his own party.
The “threats don’t matter,” McCarthy insisted during a news conference when a reporter asked him to share his message to GOP colleagues during a closed-door meeting about the challenge to his leadership. “Sometimes people do those things because of personal things, and that’s all fine,” he said.
“Most people get to speaker on the first round — [it] took me 15,” McCarthy added. “I’m a little Irish, okay? I don’t walk away from a battle. I knew changing Washington would not be easy. I knew people would fight or try to hold leverage for other things. I’m going