The least Merry Christmas? Kevin McCarthy’s rough 2023
Kevin McCarthy had a very rough 2023 Christmas. After his party’s stunning loss in the 2022 midterms, he was facing a House of Representatives under unified Democratic control and no clear path to victory in the 2024 race for the White House. Moreover, the impending economic recession cast a pall on the holiday season. McCarthy could find little joy as he watched his party in disarray and chances of success for the foreseeable future dwindling.