Kevin McCarthy Drops Out Of House Speaker Race
The No. 2 House Republican was widely favored to replace current House Speaker John Boehner.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | October 8, 2015
“If we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. Nothing more than that. I feel good about the decision,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy said.
Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race for House Speaker.
As House Majority Leader, McCarthy was the favorite to replace John Boehner — even winning an endorsement from the speaker himself. (Video via House Republicans)