REPORT: Steve Scalise Could Be Back-Up For Speaker If Kevin McCarthy Doesn’t Get Enough Votes
December 27, 2022 | Louisiana
Kevin McCarthy of California is the presumed new Speaker of the House.
However, there is a chance that he may not get enough votes from fellow Republicans to take on the role.
Waiting in the wings is Rep. Steve Scalise, who many people believe would get the votes easily.
Just The News reports:
Scalise must be ready to take House speaker gavel if McCarthy falls short of votes: GOP insiders
GOP insiders are pushing Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the GOP whip, as a shoo-in for House speaker if the leading contender Kevin McCarthy falls short of a majority by the Jan. 3 vote, given the California Republican’s struggle to secure enough GOP votes, The Washington Times reports…. (Excerpt from the Gateway Pundit)