Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is taking on his party’s current No.
“He is about to be Speaker of the House — probably the second most powerful job in Washington,” Maddow said. “And the more we learn about Kevin McCarthy, the more we see him perform as a politician in public, it is becoming more and more amazing that …
Boehner’s odds-on replacement, current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), remains more of a cipher. Part of that owes to experience.
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Every so often, Rep. Kevin McCarthy tosses out a catch phrase that’s popular in this southern tip of the San Joaquin Valley: “Once a Driller, always a Driller.
Kevin McCarthy is gregarious. Mitch McConnell is guarded. McCarthy engineered a rapid ascent through the House of Representatives, buoyed by his close relationships with colleagues, a genial persona and a bit of luck.
Everyone seems to have concluded that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be elevated to Speaker McCarthy, and this likely result raises an obvious question: Was it all worth it?