Some House Republicans Putting ‘Extreme Ideology’ First: Earnest

House Republicans need to “do what’s right for the country” and not put “extreme ideology” first, White House spokesman Josh Earnest says at briefing, responding to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropping his bid to replace Speaker John Boehner.

  • GOP needs to unite behind a “fresh face,” Earnest says
  • “Republicans have to make some decisions about how to lead their conference”
  • “It’s certainly easy to poke fun at the chaos”
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