Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy formally endorses for the 2024 race - ... trends now

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy formally endorses for the 2024 race - ... trends now
Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy formally endorses Trump for the 2024 race - ... trends now

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy formally endorses Trump for the 2024 race - ... trends now

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has formally endorsed Donald Trump for the 2024 race, adding that he is open to serving in his White House cabinet.

During a preview of an interview for CBS Sunday Morning, McCarthy told CBS anchor Robert Costa that Trump could 'count on his support.'

The California Rep. did not endorse Trump while serving as speaker.

He was ousted after 216 of his former colleagues - including eight Republicans - voted in favor of a motion to vacate, making him the first speaker ever removed from the role.

Just last week, he announced his plans to leave Congress at the end of the month.

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy officially endorsed former President Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy officially endorsed former President Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election

In an interview for CBS Sunday Morning, McCarthy added that he believed Trump would clinch the nomination and beat President Joe Biden in the 2024 race

In an interview for CBS Sunday Morning, McCarthy added that he believed Trump would clinch the nomination and beat President Joe Biden in the 2024 race

McCarthy said he was open to serving in Trump's cabinet if he was 'the best person for the job'

McCarthy said he was open to serving in Trump's cabinet if he was 'the best person for the job'

When asked if Trump would be the Republican nominee in the upcoming presidential election, McCarthy responded: 'Yes. And if Biden stays as the nominee for the Democrats, I believe Donald Trump will win.

'I believe the Republicans will gain more seats in the House and the Republicans will win the Senate.'

McCarthy said the former President could count on his support. 

'That's an endorsement?' Costa asked.

'I will support the president. I will support President Trump,' McCarthy responded.

On the possibility of serving in a Trump cabinet, the former speaker said he would do so 'in the right position' and if he was 'the best person for the job.'

'Look, I worked with President Trump on a lot of policies. We worked together to win the majority,' he said, characterizing their relationship as one 'where we’re very honest with one another.'

McCarthy first took office in the House in 2007 and quickly climbed through the ranks.  He won speakership during the 15th round of votes in January after facing continuous opposition from some hardline Republicans.

The California Rep. was ousted from his role as speaker in a historic turn of events that saw eight Republicans vote in favor of the motion to vacate

The California Rep. was ousted from his role as speaker in a historic turn of events that saw eight Republicans vote in favor of the motion to vacate

The unprecedented ouster marked the first time that the chamber voted out a speaker. McCarthy announced that he will be leaving Congress altogether at the end of the month

The unprecedented ouster marked the first time that the chamber voted out a speaker. McCarthy announced that he will be leaving Congress altogether at the end of the month

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However, his opponents' frustration grew amid debt ceiling negotiations with President Joe Biden.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus blasted McCarthy for agreeing to a plan that didn’t go far enough to curb spending as they saw it. Some labelled the compromise a 'betrayal.'

The final straw was McCarthy’s handling of the appropriations process as a government shutdown loomed.

With government funding levels set to expire at the end of September and zero spending bills passed in the lower chamber, McCarthy decided to introduce a stopgap

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