The Hill: McCarthy Could be Next Victim of Conservative ‘Fratricide’

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) speaks as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) looks on during a press conference after a closed meeting with fellow Republicans, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The House plans to move on Wednesday to extend highway and transit …
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The Hill reports that the House GOP Leadership struggle might last far beyond next week.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has the inside track to succeed John Boehner as Speaker, but could his days be numbered as well?

More than half a dozen House Republicans this week told The Hill there are serious concerns that, unless the intraparty warfare subsides, the new Speaker could become the next victim of GOP “fratricide.”

“The group can’t be led right now and we’ve got to change that,” said Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), a former member of leadership who’s been urging colleagues to take stock of the GOP conference after Boehner’s stunning decision to call it quits at the end of October.

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