House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., suggested that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., should look to Democrats for support in his quest for the House speaker’s gavel, despite McCarthy saying he will not approach the other side of the aisle to secure votes.
Clyburn told MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” that, while he believes the California Republican will win the speakership in January, he could always court Democrats for the necessary votes if enough Republicans refuse to support his bid for the leadership position.
“If there are seven or eight people who are not going to vote for him, then I would advise him to go and look on the other side of the aisle and see whether or not there are some deals over there to be made as well,” Clyburn said.
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