Kevin McCarthy, who was unseated as U.S. House speaker on Tuesday, told Republican colleagues that he will not run for Speaker again.
“I will not run for speaker again. I’ll have the (Republican) conference pick somebody else,” McCarthy told reporters after a closed-door meeting with GOP lawmakers Tuesday night.
The remarks came just a few hours after the Republican-controlled House approved an unprecedented motion to oust McCarthy as Speaker.
“I don’t regret standing up for choosing governing over grievance. It is my responsibility. It is my job. I do not regret negotiating. Our government is designed to find compromise,” McCarthy said.