Kevin McCarthy endorsed by U.S. House Speaker Ryan to be his successor

  • Keven McCarthy in his Washington D.C. office in 2012, when the U.S. Government was being closed down as a tactic by the Republicans during the Obama presidency. McCarthy was part of the Republican leadership quickly after his arrival in Washington.[Patric Hedlund photo]

    Keven McCarthy in his Washington D.C. office in 2012, when the U.S. Government was being closed down as a tactic by the Republicans during the Obama presidency. McCarthy was part of the Republican leadership quickly after his arrival in Washington.[Patric Hedlund photo]

Washington, D.C. (Friday, April 13, 2018)—Just two days after Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, announced he would not be returning to the U. S House after January 2019, he told an NBC News interviewer he would endorse Bakersfield native Kevin McCarthy to take the gavel. McCarthy is currently Majority Leader in the House. He served earlier as Majority Whip.

Meanwhile, Tea Party conservatives are actively promoting other candidates for the position, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), co-founder of the Freedom Caucus.

This is part of the April 13, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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