Skip to comments.Hensarling opts out of GOP race
Posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:58 AM PDT by GIdget2004
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) will not run to replace House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).
The conservative favorite said in a statement Thursday he was not going to challenge Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) or Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) for the No. 2 spot in House GOP leadership.
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So we get another Cantor.
Too bad. The WSJ actually supported him in their editorial this morning.
let’s hope he’s waiting to be speaker
omgawd—these people make me sick!
He’s going for speaker once they deep-six bonehead.
He wants to Speaker and We need him as Speaker. Good move on his part.
That’s the punishment for those impudent tea partiers—just as bad a ML as Cantor had been.
Hensarling wants speaker. Hopefully someone like Gohmert or Gowdy gets majority.
BUUUUUUT, the establishment hasn’t learned anything....
Are all of our House Conservatives that feckless and gutless? Nobody wants to lead, despite their old campaign ads and promises about being “leaders” in Congress?
I’m guessing the fix is in for McCarthy. Same chit different day.
Get up to speed on this....he want to be SPEAKER!
He was the only conservative who was possible. So, the bottom line is, the new person will be equal or worse than Cantor?
Evidently the Republicans prefer “moderate” leadership.
The only two conservatives that have held leadership positions in the last twenty years (Newt and Tom DeLay) were kicked to the curb by their colleagues.
Politics is not a chest thumping game. Nothing gets done without a majority vote. Hensarling counted votes, and was wise enough to drop out before losing. May be he will run for Speaker if Boner resigns or is pushed out.
They're hypocrites then.
Oh STOP IT!!! Let it happen BEFORE you SQUEAL. Call your CONGRESSMAN!!!
After following politics for 5 decades, I have concluded that politicians and hypocrisy are joined at the hips. Only thing which changes is levels of hypocrisy. This is not because they are evil people. It is simply doing and saying whatever it takes to win majority votes, only way they can survive.
For example take the 2 recent filibusters in senate by Cruz and Paul. Both produced no results because they did not have the votes in both the house and senate. Sure If Hensarling ran for SML we would feel good for a while until he loses for lack of votes.
I think he is wise to not chalk up a loss on his resume. You can not win every time in politics. But that is no reason to give up fighting. If we give up there will be zero wins.
What’s SML??? This is the HOUSE we are talking about.
So you don’t care who’s running the House GOP???
And what conservative would want to be a subordinate on Boehner’s team?
Shame on Hensarling for cowering from a necessary fight. Bob
Why would he want to be Boehner’s lackey? The ML has only the power the Speaker gives him, the Speakership is an autocratic position.
What Jeb’s refusal tells us is that Boehner wouldn’t agree to any change in course.
Sessions has dropped out now from lack of conservative support.
Jordan or Labrador may be the sacrificial conservative. It would be great if the “sacrificial conservative” won. K Street would be a disaster zone.
Sorry about the typo...so yes of course we are talking about the House Majority Leader...HML!
Good point, Sir! Bob