the republican representative Kevin McCarthy (California) faces a difficult vote to lead the House of Representatives, because he needs 2,018 votes, but there is a serious division among his colleagues.
The Republican Party won 222 seats in the midterm electionsso McCarthy has only four margin votes to avoid defeat.
The problem is that the list of Republicans who refuse to support him already has 14 representatives, including Scott Perry (Pennsylvania), Paul Gosar and Eli Crane (Arizona), Chip Roy (Texas).
Added to that list are Dan Bishop (North Carolina), Andy Harris (Maryland), Andrew Clyde (Georgia), Andy Nogales (Tennessee) and Anna Paulina Luna (Florida).
They also deny their support Matt Gaetz (Florida), who would be joined by Matt Rosendale (Montana) and Bob Good (Virginia).
The vote will be on January 3, So McCarthy has sought support from his colleagues over the weekend, but without much hope of reducing the number of possible refusals.
McCarthy, an ally of former President Donald Trump, is not a very popular figure among his colleagues, even facing defeat for House presidency in 2015, after the resignation of John Boehner, which gave way to Paul Ryan.
According to a CNN/SSRS poll last month, McCarthy has just 30 points of support among Republicans, a low rating.
Given the few chances he has, McCarthy has not spoken about the scandal of the elected representative. George Santos (New York), who is being investigated for having lied about his personal life and professional academic record.
Source: La Opinion