McCarthy was demoted to the rank-and-file House GOP last month when he was ousted from the speakership. With his successor now firmly in place, McCarthy is toying with the idea that his time in Congress may be up.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters hours after he was ousted as Speaker of the House, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP
“I got the holidays. I will talk to my family about the ideas of what is going forward, and then I will make a decision,” McCarthy told CNN’s Manu Raju in an interview.
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