Scalise: I Won’t Run Against McCarthy. He’s a Conservative, Too. Scalise: I Won’t Run Against McCarthy. He’s a Conservative, Too. – NTK Network

Scalise: I Won’t Run Against McCarthy. He’s a Conservative, Too.

"I've never run against Kevin and wouldn't run against Kevin, and he and I are good friends," Steve Scalise said on Thursday.

By NTK Staff | 04.12.2018 @1:25pm

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said that he would not challenge House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for Speaker of the House, citing that McCarthy is a “conservative too,” during an interview on Thursday.

Since Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that he would be retiring from politics, Scalise and McCarthy have emerged as the frontrunners to replace him.

Fox News’ Sandra Smith asked Scalise if he would challenge McCarthy for the position.

“No, I’ve said that before. I mean, I’ve never run against Kevin and wouldn’t run against Kevin, and he and I are good friends,” Scalise said.

Smith followed up by asking Scalise if he thought it was a fair assessment that he is more conservative than McCarthy.

“I don’t make up titles, and I’ve got a long record as a conservative who has fought to advance a more conservative agenda. Kevin is a conservative, too,” Scalise responded.

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