Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has denied recent reports that he plans to step down from Congress before the end of his term. Despite rumors suggesting he might leave his position, McCarthy has insisted that he still has work to do and intends to help the people who elected him while also working to expand the majority.
Multiple sources familiar with McCarthy’s thinking had previously indicated that he was considering stepping down after the House speaker’s election. However, McCarthy has denied these claims, stating that he has no plans to resign. He went on to explain that he weighs the option of running for reelection every time he has to make a decision.
Following his removal from the speakership, McCarthy did not confirm whether he would remain in Congress. This uncertainty has left the House Republicans in a state of turmoil, prompting a race for the new speaker to begin. Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan are among those who have launched bids for the position. However, divisions within the Republican conference make it unclear whether the party will unite around a single candidate.
While McCarthy has spoken to both Scalise and Jordan, he has not endorsed either candidate. Instead, he emphasizes that the decision should be made by the members themselves. McCarthy has pointed out that only members can vote, further highlighting the importance of individuals making their own choices.
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