McCarthy: Next Speaker Should Be From California, But Not Pelosi McCarthy: Next Speaker Should Be From California, But Not Pelosi – NTK Network

McCarthy: Next Speaker Should Be From California, But Not Pelosi

The representative and strong Trump ally has a different California representative in mind.

By NTK Staff | 07.25.2018 @12:46pm

In a speech to conservative high school leaders at the Turning Point USA conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told the activists he wants the next speaker of the House to be from California. But he doesn’t want it to be House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Instead, McCarthy offered another suggestion.

“I want it to be me,” he said, to loud cheers from the crowd.

The current House majority leader outlined the challenges facing the Republican Party this year. “Only two times since World War II did the party in power actually pick up seats in off-presidential years,” he explained. “On average, they may lose more than 30, and we have a 23-seat majority.”

Nevertheless, McCarthy emphasized the danger in giving Democrats control of the House. “I do not want to see Nancy to come back as speaker,” he warned.

Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring this year, and he endorsed McCarthy’s bid to take over the Republican caucus and the House.

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