House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks with members of the media following a meeting of the Republican House caucus on September 30, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

by Sophia Flores


December 6, 2023

Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has revealed in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that he will leave the House of Representatives at the end of this month.


“I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways. I know my work is only getting started,” he said.

“I will continue to recruit our country’s best and brightest to run for elected office,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) continued. “The Republican Party is expanding every day, and I am committed to lending my experience to support the next generation of leaders.”

His announcement came a week prior to the House’s holiday recess

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