Boehner sets House leadership vote for Oct. 29, Chaffetz gets feisty

October 6, 2015

Retiring House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that the vote for the next speaker would be held Oct. 29 and balloting for all other positions would be delayed until after that in light of the fact Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is among the top candidates to succeed him.

In other words, no decision on who might replace McCarthy will be made until after it’s known if he’s successful in his campaign to become the next speaker, especially in light of what appears to be a strong challenge from firebrand Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who officially announced his bid on “Fox News Sunday.”

Chaffetz made his bid after McCarthy’s comments last week about the special Benghazi Committee that Democrats say proved the panel was a political front created to pummel the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

  • Richard Schwartz

    Will the house listen to voters or business as usual. Business as usual means no republican vote from me. Doesn’t matter cause Obama is getting his way.

  • wildeagleone

    Republicans should take notice of how McCarthy has fallen into the foot steps of ‘Boehner and disregard him in the upcoming vote. He has the the same mind set that Boehner had and that is no good for anyone

  • Shoshana

    Another Boehner ploy to keep the American people from having their say in Congress and ensuring Obama will have another mouthpiece with McCarthy as Speaker of the House.

  • Pam

    Email, phone, fax, mail, whichever or all of the above your representative and tell them that McCarthy is TOO STUPID to be house speaker. Even if he’s not in collusion with what’s going on right now, he has shown that all he deserves is a high stool in front of the speaker’s chair where he should be made to sit with a bar of soap in his mouth.

  • Charlie Jordan

    McCarthy is another Obama; there has to be a change.

  • AmericanJones

    Congress MUST remember that McCarthy stands right behind DumbO and his immigrant replacement agenda for OUR country. His past statements have shown he will not be an impartial leader, but one who cherry picks the bills he’s paid to present or kill. AND REMEMBER, this position is the 3rd highest in our gov’t. Is THIS the guy you would want as president? Certainly not me.


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