THE HILL: McCarthy goes on attack against red-state Senate Democrats

January 18, 2023

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is playing offense by putting early pressure on Senate Democrats running for reelection in red states to back proposals being passed out of the GOP-controlled House. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) must decide how much political cover to give members of his caucus running for reelection in states such as West Virginia, Montana and Ohio, with control of the chamber on the line in 2024. 

Schumer has taken shots at McCarthy and House Republicans in recent days, accusing them of pushing an “extreme” agenda, but McCarthy is punching back, hitting Democrats in states that former President Trump carried in 2016 and 2020. 

ROKK co-founding partner Ron Bonjean spoke to The Hill on how McCarthy’s moves will now help “define the national media environment” heading into the 2024 election. Get the full story here.