Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves says he’s “extremely disappointed” and frustrated by the vote to remove California Congressman Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the U.S. House.
Graves says the House Republican Caucus must overcome the disruption, settle on the next speaker, and get back to business, possibly later this week. . .
“It’s a mess at the moment,” says Graves. “We’re going through this process of picking a new speaker and everybody’s kind of, you know, jockeying for that position and making calls on the two front runners being Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise.”
Graves backs Scalise, the House Majority Leader, saying Scalise would be able to maintain the momentum created by McCarthy.
Graves accuses Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican, of having a personal vendetta against McCarthy, and successfully demoting McCarthy.