Paul Broun leading charge to fire Kevin McCarthy, if selected

Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy at the Reagan Library (Photo courtesy Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation)

Former U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., and a coalition of right-leaning organizations today launched

They are pledging to remove U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., if he is selected to replace U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House. An election to select a replacement for Boehner is set for Oct. 8.

“Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I’ll admit he’s a friendly guy,” Broun said in a news release. “But we need a dramatic change in House leadership – we can’t afford to replace Speaker Boehner with someone who will continue to carry out his failed legacy, one that has been stifling conservative progress for six years.

“McCarthy and Boehner are cut from the same establishment cloth, and if the former replaces the latter, I’m pledging to help my fellow Americans mobilize to make sure he’s fired,” Broun added.

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