GOP Leaders Deal Blow To Chamber Of Commerce – Won’t Meet With Them For Backing Democrats

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The Chamber of Commerce endorsed Democrats in the 2020 and 2022 election cycles.

After January 6th they said they would not support lawmakers who called out 2020 election voter fraud.

CNBC reported:

McCarthy’s ire against the Chamber started after the group endorsed 23 House Democrats in the 2020 election cycle when Republicans failed to regain the majority. The Chamber reportedly endorsed 23 House Republican candidates and four Democrats during the 2022 election fight.

McCarthy told Breitbart News last year before the recent November elections that “the Chamber left the party a long time ago” and criticized the organization for endorsing Democrats. ” I just assume they have as much influence in the future as they do now — none,” McCarthy said at the time.

Axios reported that McCarthy has privately discussed with Chamber of Commerce board members and state leaders the idea of replacing current president and CEO Suzanne Clark. The Chamber’s CEO was recently approved for a new five-year term, according to a memo sent to the board of directors by Mark Ordan, the chair of the board. The memo was sent to members of the board on Monday.

House GOP leaders just dealt a massive blow to them.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise are refusing to meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Breitbart reported:

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) both have refused to meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to the organization’s endorsement of Democrats.

In a statement to CNBC on Monday, Mark Bednar, a chief spokesman for McCarthy, said the priorities of the organization no longer align with the Republican Party.

“The priorities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have not aligned with the priorities of House Republicans or the interests of their own members, and they should not expect a meeting with Speaker McCarthy as long as that’s the case,” Bednar said.

“Washington has radically shifted away from the pro-business philosophy of most local Chambers across America,” Fine said. “Unless the Chamber gets back to their traditional pro-business roots, they should not expect to have any engagement with Majority Leader Scalise’s office.”

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