On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said he would not run against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) if McCarthy runs to replace Paul Ryan (R-WI) as House Speaker.
Scalise said, “Well, what I’ve always said is, first of all, I have got a job right now as the House majority whip, and there’s a lot more we need to do.”
Co-host Sandra Smith asked Scalise if he would run against McCarthy for speaker.
Scalise answered, “No, and I’ve said that before. I mean, I’ve never run against Kevin and wouldn’t run against Kevin.”
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