The former House speaker has until Dec. 8 to decide whether he will run for reelection next year.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has little more than a week left to decide whether he will run for reelection next year.
That decision, the congressman said, will ultimately come down to a “gut call.”
The former House speaker has until Dec. 8 to file the necessary paperwork to declare his candidacy, but after a tumultuous year that saw him become the third-shortest-serving speaker in American history, the Republican is still weighing his options.
“If I’m walking away from something that I spent two decades at, I don’t want to look back and say I made an emotional decision,” he said at The New York Times DealBook Summit in New York on Nov. 29.
Mr. McCarthy said his goal as the leader of the Republican conference in the House had been to diversify the party. Contrasting his fellow Republicans against their Democrat counterparts, he said he felt the Democrats looked like America, whereas the GOP looked like a country club.
Ultimately, however, it was his leadership style that cost him the gavel, as several hardliners in his conference said he had failed to uphold his end of the…
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