Kevin McCarthy Refutes Resignation Rumors: ‘I’m Not Leaving’

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) confirmed to Fox News on Friday that he has no plans to step down from his congressional seat, despite being removed from the speakership earlier in the week.

In a conversation with Fox’s Bret Baier, reacting to a Politico article suggesting he might be contemplating a departure from Congress, McCarthy firmly stated he was not leaving.

The Politico piece had referenced “two people familiar with the matter,” suggesting McCarthy would remain in his position at least until a successor was selected the following week “in order to help the party steady itself after a seismic shakeup.”

After a historically turbulent and brief tenure as House Speaker, McCarthy was reportedly considering resignation before the end of his current term. McCarthy’s current term is up in January of 2025.

News: Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he will NOT resign from Congress and he will serve until the end of next year and run for re-election and help Republicans expand the majority, he says.

— Reese Gorman (@reesejgorman) October 6, 2023

Politico reported the news earlier today citing multiple sources closely familiar with the matter. In a closed-door meeting with the House Republican conference, the battered



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