"Kevin McCarthy has not made friends with certain segments of the caucus for a while, he's made a lot of enemies," said one Republican lobbyist
entered into negotiations with his detractors - who see him as too mainstream and power hungry
"The fact he was negotiating with the Republicans at all made him look very, very weak to the point of being desperate," the Republican lobbyist said.
They would "never back down" Representative Rob Good,
"We haven't heard anything new from McCarthy,"
"He's got to give the people who are against him something to hang their hat on," said Aaron Cutler
Lauren Boebert of Colorado, told reporters. "So I guess we'll just keep doing this."
The other Republican lobbyist, however, believed there was "no path to victory, at all, period."