The Times podcast: Can Kevin McCarthy management Congress?

The outcomes of the midterm elections are nonetheless being tabulated, however it appears to be like like California Congressman Kevin McCarthy is more likely to be the following speaker of the Home if the Republican Social gathering positive aspects management. McCarthy has tied himself to former President Trump and all that comes with that affiliation, however what does the Bakersfield Republican actually stand for, and the way is he most definitely to wield his new energy?

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In the present day, as a part of our protection of the 2022 midterms, what the early election outcomes say in regards to the energy shift in Congress, the election in 2024, and the Republican chief on the middle of all of it.

Learn the complete transcript right here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Visitor: L.A. Times senior author Jeffrey Fleishman

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