Kevin McCarthy plans to resign from the US Congress, according to media

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Kevin McCarthy, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives, hopes to resign from Congress before the end of his term, CNN reported Friday, citing sources, adding that He planned to stay at least until the speaker election that will begin next week.

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McCarthy does not plan to get involved in the race for a new speaker, according to CNN. On Tuesday he became the first speaker of the House of Representatives in US history to be removed from the top job in Congress. His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The House's slim 221-212 GOP majority is preparing to select McCarthy's replacement.. Republicans are scheduled to vote on a candidate in a closed-door session on Wednesday, although it will take some time for them to decide on a candidate.

Two Republican lawmakers are campaigning to replace McCarthy: eRep. Steve Scalise, who was second only to McCarthy on the leadership ladder, and Rep. Jim Jordan, an avowed conservative who has the backing of former Republican President Donald Trump. At least one other lawmaker, Rep. Kevin Hern, has said he could run as well.

McCarthy was removed after angering his hardline critics by relying on Democratic votes. to pass a temporary spending bill that averted a government shutdown.


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