After recalcitrant members of the House Freedom Caucus threatened not to back McCarthy, the California Rep. surrendered without a fight.
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz plans to challenge Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to become the next Speaker of the House.
Continuing GOP civil war, Rep. Richard Nugent of Florida vents Tea Party dissatisfaction with John Boehner's leadership and competence.
Just two days after orchestrating the removal of two disloyal Florida GOP Congressmen (Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent), from the House Rules Committee, John Boehner is continuing his fight against recalcitrant Republicans. Today, Boehner tried to make the case that he was not “spineless or a squish”. In a press conference, he told NBC News that he was the “most anti-Establishment Speaker we have ever had” in the U.S. House.
Despite the backing of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, Louie Gohmert received just three votes in his bid to unseat House Speaker Boehner.