Matt Schlapp to Newsmax: McCarthy’s Speakership Could Last

Political activist and lobbyist Matt Schlapp praised on Newsmax that in his bid for House speaker, Kevin McCarthy’s agreement to concessions from members of the House Freedom Caucus was politically savvy and strengthened his position.

Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, told “The Record With Greta Van Susteren” that, amid 15 rounds of voting for a Speaker, it dawned on McCarthy he could take a different route than former Republican speakers such as Paul Ryan and John Boehner, who thought they could run “roughshod over those conservatives in the conference” by forcing them “to come along” with their agenda.

So, instead of fighting against the stream and his own conference, “McCarthy, who’s a very good politician, said, ‘All I had to do was cut a deal.’ And by the way, the deal is, ‘we’re all in this together,'” Schlapp told host Greta Van Susteren.

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