Breaking: Kevin McCarthy DROPS OUT Of Speaker Race

Breaking: Kevin McCarthy DROPS OUT Of Speaker Race

Breaking news this afternoon as reports say House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the Speaker race to replace John Boehner in the House’s top leadership spot.

Tonight’s scheduled Speaker election has now been canceled as the House GOP braces for possible chaos.

Current candidates include Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Daniel Webster of Florida…

Webster just picked up support from the House Freedom Caucus, but that could shift after this game changer…

This opens the door to someone like Trey Gowdy, Curt Clawson, or Justin Amash.

Clawson is a Congressman from Southwest Florida. He has strong outsider status as a former basketball standout at Purdue University-he also used to be a Fortune 500 CEO. Clawson beat Florida’s Senate Majority Leader to win his Congressional primary.

Amash is from Michigan, posting every vote he takes on Facebook and is often called “the next Ron Paul.”

Gowdy chairs the House Select Committee On Benghazi and recently took on McCarthy over his controversial Benghazi comments, certainly not doing the California Congressman any favors in his bid to replace Boehner and arguably a major factor in helping push him out of contention…