House Picks Rep. Kevin McCarthy As New Majority Leader
Calif. Rep. Kevin McCarthy has been chosen by House Republicans to be their next majority leader, taking the place of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning primary upset earlier this month.
McCarthy, currently the party's whip, defeated Rep. Raul Labrador a secret ballot for the position.
House GOP lawmakers have yet to vote on a replacement for McCarthy for the No. 3 post.