Chaffetz Says He’ll Remain Candidate for House Speaker

Republicans need to “find somebody that our whole body can unite behind,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz tells reporters.

  • Republicans “have a lot of internal fracturing” and conference will discuss plan to move forward in coming weeks
  • Rep. Steve Chabot says members are already discussing an “interim speaker” from ranks of members not seeking re-election next year
  • Rep. John Fleming, member of House Freedom Caucus, says “it’s going to be a much more open process and your going to find more people stepping up with interest to run”