Live updates: Congress averts government shutdown, leaving Kevin McCarthy in speakership fight

October 01, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Matt Gaetz. AP/Getty ImagesRep. Kevin McCarthy urged Rep. Matt Gaetz to “bring it on” after the Florida congressman announced his plans to bring a motion to oust the House speaker this week. Matt voted against the most conservative ability to protect our border, secure our border. When asked about Ukraine aid, which is missing from Congress' stopgap bill, McCarthy insinuated that he would want the funding tied to increasing border security. “They’re not going to get some package if the border is not secure,” McCarthy said.