GOP In Disarray! McCarthy Quits Speaker Race
Rep. McCarthy has decided not to run for the Speakership and has just announced he’s dropping out, leaving only Florida Rep. Dan Webster and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz as the nominees. Will someone even crazier step up, will an establishment person even bother trying anymore? We’ll find out soon!
Washington (CNN)House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, in a shocking move that reflected his inability to gather the support of the Republican caucus.
The move comes as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select their nominee for speaker and came without any warning. Boehner has postponed the vote.
Members had no indication the move was coming. “Totally stunned,” said Rep. Peter King on CNN.