Republican Congressman Bob Good of Virginia’s 5th District is doubling down on his opposition to electing House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as Speaker for the next Congress.
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) says has at least a dozen 'no' votes on McCarthy's bid to become U.S. House Speaker – Radio Interview
— NewsWire (@NewsWire_US) November 21, 2022
During a segment of the John Fredricks show which aired on November 16th, Good told the host that the dozen or so no votes to McCarthy’s bid for speaker “will do what needs to be done on the House Floor to ensure that we get an improvement in the Speaker situation.”
Notably, the segment in question was tweeted out by a member of Democrat Congressman Don Beyer’s staff today.
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) interview re McCarthy Speaker bid—
FREDERICKS: “Do you have at least ten “hard no” votes?”
GOOD: "I believe we have at least a dozen or so… that will do what needs to be done on the House Floor to ensure that we get an improvement in the Speaker situation" pic.twitter.com/1vOBle2KUY
— Aaron Fritschner (@Fritschner) November 21, 2022
The number of Republican members who are pledging to oppose McCarthy becoming Speaker appears to be growing.
The Daily Caller reported last week that there were “at least 7 members” in the Republican Caucus who were questioning McCarthy’s abilities to lead the caucus.
I am told by a source in the room that there are at least 7 members with questions for McCarthy. Including, Chip Roy, Bob Good and Matt Gaetz.
Rep. Good supposedly said: The GOP “got rolled” in midterms…
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) November 14, 2022
Good said in a Fox News interview earlier this month that McCarthy had the “exclusive opportunity to earn 218 votes for Speaker” which he “doesn’t have.”
“Leader McCarthy had a two-year audition where he had the exclusive opportunity to earn 218 votes for Speaker. He doesn’t have them.” pic.twitter.com/AABUrK2ZM9
— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) November 11, 2022