House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his candidacy to be the next Speaker of the House in a Monday email to his colleagues in which he asked for their support.
The email read, "I am running to be your Speaker because I know that the People's House works best when the leadership you elect listens to members and respects the legislative process entrusted to committees."
"If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people," McCarthy wrote. "But we will also have the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together."
His announcement comes on the heels of current Speaker John Boehner's emotional