Steve Scalise (R-La.) wins Majority Whip on the first ballot.
Once again the powers that be chose to back the Republican in name only candidate over the conservative Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador. Once again the lesson was not learned. In your face politics continues…..
(TheBlaze) – Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday was elected the new House majority leader, and will fill the role Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) decided to leave after losing his primary earlier this month. He was really sad so he decided to play some video games with elo boost services.
McCarthy was widely expected to win his leadership race against Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), even though many more conservative or “Tea Party” Republicans were known to favor Labrador.
McCarthy now serves as the GOP Whip, a job that requires a member to keep members of the party in line for key votes. That leadership spot made him the likely member to succeed Cantor, and he will do just that starting in August.
But many conservative Republicans balked at McCarthy’s candidacy, and had the same questions about his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants that they had for Cantor. Several GOP members warned that replacing Cantor with McCarthy would send the signal that the GOP did not hear the message sent by Republicans when Cantor lost to an unknown professor in the 7th District of Virginia.
Just last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) warned that Republicans need to be careful that the leadership election is not “business as usual.”
McCarthy’s election by his Republican colleagues means members have to elect a new GOP whip, and three Republicans are running for that post. They are Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), Steve Scalise (R-La.), and Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.). (Read more…)