Minnesota Congressman Emmer to run for majority leader after McCarthy ousted as speaker
One of Minnesota’s congressmen is planning a run for majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives after Kevin McCarthy was voted out of the speaker job Tuesday in a historic moment.
Republican Rep. Tom Emmer, who represents Minnesota’s 6th District and currently serves as the House whip, confirmed to Hubbard Broadcasting’s 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he will seek the House majority leader role, the second position of command in the House Republican conference, and support current House Majority Leader Steve Scalise for McCarthy’s old job as speaker.
DEVELOPING: MN Congressman Tom Emmer confirms to 5 Eyewitness News he will run for House Majority Leader and support current Majority Leader Steve Scalise for House Speaker. This comes one day after he fought to save Kevin McCarthy’s job as House Speaker. pic.twitter.com/HTHnTnKVPT— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) October 4, 2023
The speaker acts as the leader of the House and is behind only the vice president in the line to the presidency.
Emmer had fought to save McCarthy’s job as speaker.
Tested and proven.— Tom Emmer (@GOPMajorityWhip) October 2, 2023
That has been the theme of our House Republican Majority under @SpeakerMcCarthy’s leadership.
I’m proud to support the Speaker as we continue championing conservative priorities that will put our country on a better path.
A Minnesota congressman has never held the speaker or House majority leader roles.