Kevin McCarthy was elected new majority leader by House Republicans, replacing Rep. Eric Cantor as he lost the primary re-election race on June 10. His new role will begin after Cantor officially steps down on August 1st.
McCarthy defeated Rep. Raul Labrador in order to get the Majority Leader position. He was considered as the favorite and this time there was no surprise.
It is expected that Kevin McCarthy will bring in a more inclusive and easygoing style than Eric Cantor. According to lawmakers, political acumen will help McCarthy during the negotiations led by party leaders.
He is known for a deep national politics knowledge.
The House GOP agenda will not be dramatically altered after the election. Candidates promised transparency and inclusiveness when running the House.
McCarthy emphasized that the connections he has to Senate Republicans would be useful if GOP retakes the chamber during the November elections.
Although Keving McCarthy’s role will officially last only until after the November elections, it is expected that he will remain Majority Leader even after that.