McCarthy endorses Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer for speaker

Posted on AllSides October 22nd, 2023
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Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Friday endorsed Republican Majority Whip Tom Emmer to succeed him after GOP lawmakers voted to remove Rep. Jim Jordan as their designated candidate for speaker.

Mr. Emmer of Minnesota, the chamber’s No. 3 Republican leader, began making calls to his fellow Republicans to determine if he had enough support to win the nomination, a Capitol Hill source told The Washington Times.

“He is the right person for the job. He can unite the conference. He understands the dynamics of the conference. He also understands what it takes to win and keep...

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