McCarthy says ultra-conservative GOP holdouts are ‘squandering this majority’ by opposing his bid for House Speaker

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.
California Rep. Kevin McCarthy is the Republican nominee for the next Speaker of the House.
In order to win the seat, he needs almost all 222 GOP House members to vote for him on Jan. 3.
McCarthy faces holdouts in his party, who he says would “squander” a GOP majority by opposing him. 

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican nominee for the next Speaker of the House, is facing an uphill battle to secure the votes he needs to win the seat in January, with holdouts from within his own party posing the greatest threat to his victory. 

McCarthy, in an interview with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” said those GOP holdouts, by opposing his bid, would be “squandering” the Republican majority set to take control of the House of Representatives in the next congressional session. 

“Right now, it’s actually delaying our ability to govern as we go,” McCarthy told host Maria Bartiromo. “So I’m hopeful that everybody comes…

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