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Republicans pick Kevin McCarthy as House majority leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday chose Kevin McCarthy of California as the chamber’s next majority leader, a Republican aide announced. McCarthy, currently the party’s No. 3 leader in the House, defeated Representative Raul Labrador in the secret ballot contest to succeed Eric Cantor as the No.…

Republican Rep.: If only I could kill people like in ‘House of Cards’

[Warning: This post contains spoilers.] U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in an interview with the Daily Pilot newspaper that his life would be easier if he could murder people to get his way like the main character in the Netflix original series “House of…