McCarthy Quit Speaker’s Race Because He Lacked Votes: IssaTerrance Dopp and James Rowley
Rep. Darrell Issa says Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled out of race because get he couldn’t get the 218 votes needed on the House floor to win.
- Rep. Charlie Dent says Republicans will hold another meeting today to plan who is next candidate; “It’s clear there’s a lot of factionalism”
- “There’s a lot of talk around here about getting bipartisan coalitions in legislation. We may need a bipartisan coalition to elect the next speaker”
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