Democrats weigh McCarthy’s fate as GOP moderates float rules changes to save speaker
As a right-wing movement to remove the California Republican from his position as House Speaker gains steam, Kevin McCarthy's friends are turning to the group that now controls the cards: House Democrats.
Multiple lawmakers have reported that moderate Republicans are proposing a revision of the rules package that governs the House's operations to get Democrats on board with saving McCarthy. This revision would make it more difficult for any single member to force a vote to remove the speaker, a tool known as the "motion to vacate." According to insiders, they are also debating reorganizing the influential House Rules Committee, which oversees the process by which measures are presented to the floor.