McCarthy promises ‘battle’ to be U.S. House speaker as Congress opens

U.S. House Republicans teetered on the brink of chaos Tuesday on the opening day of

January 3, 2023

U.S. House Republicans teetered on the brink of chaos Tuesday on the opening day of the new Congress, with GOP leader Kevin McCarthy pledging a 'battle on the floor' if needed to overcome right-flank colleagues who are refusing to give him their votes to become House speaker.