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In the US, Kevin McCarthy dreams of succeeding Nancy Pelosi

Kevin McCarthy, leader of the Republican group in the House of Representatives, in Washington on November 15. ALMOND NGAN/AFP

STORY – Some elected Trumpists are threatening to block the path to the Republican nominee for the presidency in the House of Representatives.

Special Envoy to Bakersfield

On a recent morning in November, under a gray sky plagued by pollution, Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, 57, was seen walking his dog in his slums of Bakersfield, his hometown, which he continues to visit as soon as his obligations allow him. to leave the American capital and its intrigues. Since then, Republicans have won a majority of seats (220 to 213 for Democrats) in the midterm elections and have nominated him as their candidate for the post of “speaker of the house” (“President of the House”). But Kevin McCarthy’s dream of finally taking the famous gavel from Nancy Pelosi next January appears to be slipping away. Yesterday, however, the Californian seemed well-suited to the position, although it had already slipped away from him in 2016 in favor of Paul Ryan after John Boehner’s resignation.

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