Kevin McCarthy was interviewed in Wyoming this week while campaigning against Liz Cheney. The GOP leader was asked who he thought would be the next GOPleader and his answer was confident!
You don’t have to keep wondering, McCarthy just told us who he thinks will be the next Speaker
According to Fox News, In an exclusive interview with Fox News Monday, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said he believes he will be the next speaker.
The near certain defeat of Rep. Liz Cheney in Tuesday’s GOP primary can be seen as a “referendum” about the Democrat-dominated select committee investigating former President Donald Trump’s perceived role at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
In Wyoming, McCarthy teamed up with Harriet Hageman, Cheney’s top Republican challenger. In an effort to oust Cheney, the leader of the House Republican Party endorsed Hageman earlier this year. Listen to what the GOP leader had to say about Cheney,
As the most senior Republican in the House, Cheney voted to impeach the then-president for the events of January 6th.
During this summer’s GOP congressional primary, Cheney’s campaign urged Wyoming Democrats to cross party lines and vote, McCarthy argued, “This is a really desperate aspect of Cheney’s campaign.”
While McCarthy seems confident he will be speaker, other members of the GOP are campaigning for new leadership. The most prominent of these voices is Florida Representative Matt Gaetz,
According to Fox News, Rep. Matt Gaetz wants Rep. Jim Jordan to run for speaker of the House if Republicans regain the majority in November.
Gaetz, R-Fla., said the Ohio Republican is not only trusted by conservative grass roots, but also can unite disparate factions within the Republican Party.
In the early 2010s, Jordan was a leading opponent of the Republican leadership under Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.
Despite Jordan’s support, Gaetz said he was unsold on McCarthy as speaker of the House.
Gaetz seems adamant about his support of Jim Jordan for the Speaker of the House position but with no response yet from Jordan, McCarthy may be a shoe in for the spot. It’s still unclear if Jordan has support from other members of the GOP but only time will tell. If he does gain support it’s going to be an interesting battle