December 7, 2016

GOP’s McCarthy Dropping Out of Race for House Speaker

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks about the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, part of the House GOP energy agenda, Wednesday, June 6,2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BREAKING: House Republicans are huddling on Capitol Hill to nominate the next speaker, as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy grapples with an 11th-hour challenge to his bid to succeed John Boehner — after a conservative bloc threw their support elsewhere.

In a stunning turn of events, McCarthy just announced he will withdraw from the race for House Speaker.

The story is developing.

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