McCarthy Makes A Comeback?

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( – On Monday, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) did not completely close the door on the possibility of him placing a comeback bid for the office of Speaker. During his remarks he outlined at a press conference McCarthy discussed the steps the U.S. needed to take following the violence that has erupted in Israel. The presentation was similar to the ones that he would usually give during his time as the Speaker.

While the California Republican did not provide an answer on whether or not he could see a scenario where he placed a bid for the Speakership, or if he would accept the possibility of one of his colleagues nominating him, he did say that it was up to the conference to determine who they believed to be the best person to lead the House right now. McCarthy is known for having a pro-Israel background.

Similarly, he avoided answering any questions regarding which of the two representatives that had placed a bid for the House Speakership he would endorse. Currently House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.).

However, while McCarthy did not provide an answer to these questions he did state after being ousted from his position that he was not intending or running again. He added that the one thing he wanted to remind his conference was to not allow 4 percent with the aid of the Democrats to play politics and create doubt about the GOP, despite the fact that 96 percent of the company held a different position.

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