Breaking: McCarthy elected majority leader
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 19, 2014
Today, House Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as the next Majority Leader, starting in August when Cantor steps down. McCarthy was opposed by Rep. Raul Labrador, a second-term Hispanic Congressman out of Idaho who was looking to rally Tea Party and conservative members to stand up to the wayward GOP leadership.
Instead, the GOP replaced the 80th most-conservative House member with the man ranked a dismal 170th.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Electing McCarthy is…
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