Kevin McCarthy bangs the speaker’s gavel for the first time after being elected the next speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday. Photo: Reuters .
Kevin McCarthy bangs the speaker’s gavel for the first time after being elected the next speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday. Photo: Reuters .

New US House speaker McCarthy starts out with agenda already hemmed in by dissidents

  • Kevin McCarthy pledged to champion federal spending cuts, strengthen border security and counter ‘woke indoctrination’
  • Republican McCarthy now confronts a Democratic-controlled Senate and White House at the helm of a slender, fractious House majority

Kevin McCarthy bangs the speaker’s gavel for the first time after being elected the next speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday. Photo: Reuters .
Kevin McCarthy bangs the speaker’s gavel for the first time after being elected the next speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday. Photo: Reuters .
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