Rep. Charlie Dent says he doesn’t know why House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he was dropping out of House speaker race.
- Rep. Pete Sessions says he doesn’t know when speaker elections will take place
- “I don’t know what is behind it but I do know that our conference finding its equilibrium has been hard for us”: Sessions
- “The look of shock across the room was amazing,” Rep. Frank Lucas says
- Rep. Mark Sanford, member of House Freedom Caucus, says he was “as shocked and surprised as anybody”
- “There were a lot of emotions in there,” Sanford says
- Rep. John Carter says McCarthy told colleagues that he was withdrawing “for the good of the Congress”
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