McCarthy’s Enemy Takes Power

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( – On Monday night, the House Freedom Caucus elected Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., to serve as the new chairman of the group in 2024. Good is one of the eight House GOP members who had voted for the removal of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

After leaving the Freedom Caucus meeting, Good told reporters that he would not be making any comments tonight. Earlier in the evening he had also been asked by Fox News Digital about his policy goals if he were to be selected as the chairman. At the time he had said that he would wait to talk about his goals after the decision was made that night.

Good was first elected to serve in the 5th Congressional District in Virginia in 2020, and he has since been vocal about his conservative stance. As chair of the Freedom Caucus, he is going to have a lot of sway within the Republican party in the coming year, as the conservatives tend to be particularly influential considering the slim majority that the GOP currently holds.

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., who is the chairman of the group, was asked for any advice he had for Good as he exited the meeting. In response, he stated that he was hopeful that Good would “lead better” and that he would remain true.

Good has so far had a much more tense relationship with leadership as he was one of the 20 House members who had forced McCarthy to go through 15 rounds of voting in January.

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