Dec 8, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Kevin McCarthy endorses Trump for president in 2024

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Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is endorsing former President Trump in 2024, and said he'd be willing to serve in a cabinet role "if I'm the best person for the job."

Why it matters: McCarthy, who is leaving Congress this year after becoming the first speaker ever ousted from his job, told CBS Sunday Morning that he and Trump are "very honest with one another."

  • McCarthy said if President Biden is the Democratic nominee, he expects Trump to be the GOP nominee and predicted Republicans will gain House seats and win back the Senate.

Zoom in: McCarthy had previously declined to offer an endorsement while he served as speaker.

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