Republicans Praise GOP Leader McCarthy for Filibuster-Length Speech Ahead of BBB Vote

Republicans Praise GOP Leader McCarthy for Filibuster-Length Speech Ahead of BBB Vote


Republicans rallied around House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Thursday night as he spoke on the House floor for nearly three hours before a full vote on the Build Back Better bill.

McCarthy’s lengthy speech is unusual because House leaders are only supposed to speak for one minute during these debates. However, the House grants deference to leaders on the floor.

“This is the type of speech, vote, moment, and political prospects that will probably make a few more House Democrats decide to retire,” said Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY). “The House of Representatives will soon flip and there will be no more gavels for Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, and Waters.”

This is the type of speech, vote, moment, and political prospects that will

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