Ryan says Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy should be the next House Speaker

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan in NBC interview backs Majority Leader Kevin Mc Carthy of California as his successor

House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the "right person" to become the next House GOP leader after he retires.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talks to the press on the South Lawn of the White House on October 4, 2017.

Ryan announced this week he will not seek re-election this fall in his Wisconsin district.

"We all think that Kevin is the right person", Ryan told Chuck Todd in an excerpt of an interview for NBC's "Meet the Press" released Friday.

Ryan said he believes there will be a "seamless transition" from him to the next speaker. By all, Ryan said he was referring to his leadership team.

Keven McCarthy in his Washington D.C. office in 2012, when the U.S. Government was being closed down as a tactic by the Republicans during the Obama presidency. Now McCarthy needs to work hard to win over the House Freedom Caucus, the most conservative faction among House Republicans, numbering 40 members. The majority leader's main challenger will be Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who has spent much of the a year ago building bridges to the Freedom Caucus, reaching out to get their input on issues and cultivating relationships.

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"What's changed is we have gotten a lot done", Ryan said. After the debacle in 2015, it is unclear that McCarthy will have the votes to replace Ryan, and there is a chance Scalise may take the position instead.

Under House Republican rules, when there are more than two candidates for any office and none receives a majority of the votes on the first ballot, the candidate with the lowest number of votes on that, and each succeeding ballot, will be dropped until one candidate receives a majority of the votes.

Prominent House conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of OH said Friday that he also is considering a speakers bid.

McCarthy, 53, has represented California in Congress since 2007.

Ryan's abrupt retirement announcement Wednesday threw the fractious House Republican conference into uncertainty, especially with news that he intends to hold on to the gavel until after the November election.

Jordan is "a nice guy, but the Freedom Caucus has been the main source of our problems", King said.

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