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Sinema Switches & McCarthy Scrambles
CNN Political Briefing
Dec 9, 2022

Senator Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic party and House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is trying to lock down enough votes to become speaker. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny explains what Sinema’s decision could mean for Senate Democrats – and how House Republicans are preparing for a speakership showdown.