Implosion on the Hill: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Drops Bid for Speakership

Implosion on the Hill: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Drops Bid for Speakership
Photo Credit: The Atlantic
Photo Credit: The Atlantic

Kevin McCarthy looked like a shoo-in for the intra-party Speakership vote today. Except for when he didn’t. You see, there’s been a significant implosion on the Hill this morning, one that many pundits of all stripes across the nation did not see coming: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced this morning that he is not the person to lead the House, removing his name from the wading pool of potentials. (I couldn’t agree more!) He had this to say following his announcement:

You may recall the epic faux pas McCarthy uttered on Hannity last week as he struggled to come up with SOMETHING the House leadership has successfully done this session after being handed both houses of Congress last November:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8KYu-3o9D8

And despite trying to walk those comments back to the barn, he failed to make a case to justify that painful exchange. And that, my friends, is what a self-inflicted implosion looks like.

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