(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Earlier this week former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., refusal to reject the idea of running for the speaker’s office has led to many wondering whether he would possibly rejoin the race. However, Fox News Digital has indicated that even if McCarthy tried to win back his sit it would be a long shot for him to succeed.
On Wednesday morning during a closed-door election to pick the next candidate for the House Speaker, there were at least three Republican lawmakers who vowed that they would vote for McCarthy. One McCarthy ally revealed to Fox News Digital that he does not believe there is much of a chance for McCarthy to be elected and that the conference had already moved on. They added that this could also cause a delay in selecting the next speaker.
Currently, it is expected that the next speaker is going to be either Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., or Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
One of the people who had spoken in support of McCarthy was Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., who revealed to Fox News Digital that he would vote for McCarthy again, adding that there were several others in the conference who felt the same way.
Gimenez added that unless McCarthy himself states that they should do otherwise he would be voting for McCarthy for Speaker. He added that McCarthy should not have been removed and that there was a large number of Republican members who agreed on that matter and who would continue to vote for him.
Late on Thursday night, Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La. dropped out of the race due to not receiving enough support for the bid.
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