MTG, Roy Deny Being Promised Committee Post For McCarthy Votes

GOP Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene and Chip Roy were each asked Sunday about a purported quid pro quo for their votes to support fellow Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy's bid for speaker, and try to wrangle other votes, in exchange for promises to lead, or at least be assigned, to a top House committee.
WARREN, MI - OCTOBER 01: Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) waves to the crowd during a Save America rally on October 1, 2022 in Warren, Michigan. Trump has endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo, Attorney General candidate Matthew DePerno, and Republican businessman John James ahead of the November midterm election. (Photo by Emily Elconin/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Roy, a conservative Texas lawmaker, defended having changed his vote to supporting McCarthy, saying Sunday he wasn’t promised anything in return.
  • “This isn’t about Chip Roy wants a spot on a committee,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I haven’t been promised anything. I haven’t gotten anything out of this deal, me personally. Does that mean I’ll end up on a committee? Maybe, if that’s what my colleagues want.”
  • Greene, who is also among the House’s most conservative members, however, got on board early with McCarthy.
  • The Georgia lawmaker said on the Fox News Channel she recently grew closer professionally to McCarthy after talking more to him and that said also has not been promised a plum position in the new, GOP-led House.

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