GOP House Leadership

Fresh twists roil House GOP races

Scott Wong, The Hill

Outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) postponed elections for majority leader and whip at the behest of conservatives who argued that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) might lose the Speaker’s race and end up keeping his current job.

The speaker's job in the Tea Party's Washington

Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner

The conservative, anti-establishment backbenchers aren't running the show (though conservative Tom Price could become House Majority Leader), but they seem to be full partners in power now. This could shake out to be a very healthy party, as long as all sides — the moderate members, the leadership and the Tea Partiers — can adapt and mature.

Scalise Lets GOP-Estab. Lobbyist Pick Staff

Streiff, Red State

Steve Scalise made a big mistake in letting GOP-E lobbyist John Feehery pick his staff. People are policy. You can’t carry out a conservative agenda opposed to crony capitalism if you allow a DC lobbyist who outwardly disdains everything from cutting goverment waste to homeschooling pick your staff.

House Leadership Planning Bait & Switch On Border Bill

Far from listening to and acting on conservative concerns about their border package, what we’re hearing is a plan by the House GOP leadership to continue to browbeat reluctant Members, or if necessary just plain lie, to get the votes for their original bill. UPDATED: In unprecedented win for grassroots, late Friday the House passed conservative border bills.

Forget McCarthy or Pete Sessions As Majority Leader

A brief review of their records shows, Kevin McCarthy and Pete Sessions long ago disqualified themselves for the leadership of a House Republican Conference that was elected on a platform of governing America according to conservative principles. House Republicans should avoid elevating someone who is as bad as or worse than Eric Cantor is on the conservative agenda to replace him in the number two spot in the House Republican leadership.