- Republicans have Thursday postponed the election of a new Speaker of the House of Representatives. The American party did so after the favorite for the role, Kevin McCarthy, retired unexpectedly from the race for the succession of John Boehner, reports CNN.
The withdrawal of McCarthy indicates that he has enough support to gain knowledge among Republican Representatives. Which met Thursday behind closed doors to kiezen.
Het the new president is not clear when the elections are still gehouden. The chairman of the House of Representatives is second in line of succession after the vice - president of the United States, as the president can not perform his duties.