“He’s taking the conference for granted,” the GOP lawmaker told CNN, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the conference’s internal dynamics. “McCarthy may have a bigger problem with moderates.”
Specifically, the lawmaker said some moderates were upset with the way McCarthy received some extremists during the GOP conference and warned it could harm the party in surrounding areas. around and undermine their chances of regaining their majority.
The moderate lawmaker warned that the two wings of the party were headed for a “collision process”, and predicted other moderate lawmakers would start speaking out publicly if McCarthy didn’t do more to rein it in. fringe members of the party.
“Our side will not let this go any longer,” the lawmaker said.