Packing Figures and Charts, Roy Leads GOP Revolt Against Debt Limit Deal

May 31, 2023

Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York TimesIf not, he said, the House Freedom Caucus might once again have to go toe-to-toe with McCarthy. Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., an ally of McCarthy’s, said he gained respect for Roy working tightly with him on that package. By Tuesday afternoon, more than 30 House Republicans had gone on record against it. Roy likes to invoke a scene from the movie “Braveheart” when describing what conservatives’ approach should be to the debt limit. “I think this is going to be a problem for him,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., said of McCarthy’s push to pass the debt ceiling deal.