TOPIC: The internal struggles and divergent strategies within the party regarding bill negotiations.
"We had a deal in exchange for you being speaker - to write these bills to the number that we wanted, you took that and threw it in the trash and made your own deal with the president."
McCarthy’s approach to bill writing and budgeting was at odds with caucus expectations.
The caucus felt a stark betrayal due to McCarthy’s independent actions going against the deals made back in January.
Members like Chip Roy and Byron Donalds took initiatives to navigate through disagreements.
The caucus was left grappling with internal discord and divergent strategies, and trust continued to erode as Kevin McCarthy continued business as usual and did not fulfill many of the promises made to his caucus.