House Republicans face the possibility of sinking further into the minority on Nov. 3. President Donald Trump is trailing in key polls. But Kevin McCarthy is confident he’ll remain House GOP leader in the next Congress.
McCarthy has already won the support of Rep. Jim Jordan, his one-time rival, after helping the Ohio Republican secure top positions on high-profile committees.
“I think I’m a pretty good vote counter. I would think I already have the votes,” McCarthy said in an hour-long interview in his Capitol Hill office. McCarthy, whom Trump fondly calls “My Kevin,” was unapologetic about aligning himself — and the House Republican Conference — so closely with the president.