New York Times:
Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as House speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
Mr. McCarthy’s candidacy was damaged when he suggested in an interview on Fox News last week that the House committee investigating Benghazi had the political aim of damaging Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign.
As shocked members left the room there was a sense of total disarray, with no clear path forward and no set date for a new vote. Representative Peter King, Republican of New York, said that in dropping out of race, Mr. McCarthy told the room, “I’m not the one to unify the party.”
I have to admit that I did not see this coming.
I mean I thought he might lose, but not this.
So does this mean that it is Jason Chaffetz's for the taking, or is Tea party favorite Louie Gohmert going to jump in and give him a run for his money?
All I know is that I am going to need some more popcorn stat!