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McCarthy’s enigmatic agreement with the far right

Kevin McCarthy’s deal with the Freedom Caucus remains shrouded in mystery. Some members have confirmed they’ve seen such a document, but others won’t discuss it. McCarthy is now reportedly denying the existence of an official “addendum” to House rules. Members aren’t allowed to keep a copy for fear of it leaking. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) indicated she might vote against the rules package due to the lack of transparency.

Mace relented, but said she will continue to push for its release. The deal also apparently included concessions on committees; exactly what form those concessions take isn’t clear.