|Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is dropping his bid to be House Speaker and giving up his role as Majority Leader.|
I don't think he's resigning from Congress, but he certainly not going to be the House Speaker.
In a secret ballot committee vote, Republicans select who's going to be their choice for the speaker.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) figured he didn't have enough support from fellow Republicans to become the new House Speaker. He formally withdrawn from the nomination. He also will end his bid as Majority Leader.
A big blow to outgoing House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) who resigns at the end of the month. Boehner complains that the members of his own party are too extreme.
The members say that he "caves" to President Barack Obama.
The insurgency and establishment are displaying a full scale civil war within the Republican Party.
McCarthy cites conservative uproar over his Benghazi comments as a reason for him dropping out.
Last week, McCarthy gave Hillary Clinton a bone and she's ran with it. McCarthy appeared on that annoying conservative agitator's program to show and prove. He promised that Republicans will get tough on Obama. He said that Clinton's missing server and her struggling in the polls were a result of Republicans pushing this through the election.
He said that the committees spearheaded by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) made Hillary Clinton struggle in her presidential campaign. That launched a Democratic platform demanding the Republicans end the partisan debate over Benghazi.
Now Republicans are seething at McCarthy for giving the Democrats an opportunity to prove they're inept.
Rep. Jason Cheffettz (R-UT) and Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) have promised to usurp McCarthy if he won the nomination. I guess they got what they wanted.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) isn't keen on either of them. He said they all are inept. He refuses to endorse Chaffettz and Webster.
Jordan is mad at Chaffettz for stripping Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) from a committee seat.
Many Republicans see Webster as inept if he becomes a House Speaker.