Breaking: Kevin McCarthy announced moments ago his decision to drop out of the race for Speaker of the House. Exact words: “I just think it’s best we have a new face.”
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy called off his bid to be the next House speaker Thursday, and the GOP canceled its internal party as it hit the panic button, stumbling toward an end-of-month deadline without a leader in sight.
Mr. McCarthy had been the clear front-runner and likely had support of a majority of House Republicans, but could not win over enough members to claim the 218 votes he’d need to win the position in an Oct. 29 vote on the full House floor…..
Let’s be honest, the only people shocked was the mainstream media and the establishment of both parties.
Immediately after the announcement, Fox News (and they’re not alone) jumped on the blame game wagon. Bret Baier wasted no time pointing the finger at Senator Ted Cruz.
H/t Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit for catching Fox News blame game.
McCarthy sent the following tweet a few moments ago.
We’re public servants. I have always put this Conference and Country ahead of myself. We need to unite behind one leader and get to work.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 8, 2015
Great, Kevin McCarthy drops out of SPEAKER race. We need a really smart and really tough person to take over this very important job! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2015
And then there’s a tweet from Hillary Clinton’s camp.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2015
While not a McCarthy fan, I could not let the sarcasm go so I responded as follows attaching image below (assuming my tweet is sitting in Twitter’s cue somewhere).
“@HillaryClinton @KevinMcCarthy made his bed and so did you.”