Luetkemeyer Hopes Freedom Caucus Doesn’t Cost GOP House Speakership

(Missourinet) The U.S. House remains at a standstill with Republicans still deciding who they want as the next speaker.

A vote could be held this week after House Democrats and eight far-right Republicans in the Freedom Caucus voted last week to remove Republican Kevin McCarthy as speaker.

East-central Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer accuses the Freedom Caucus of using the situation for selfish interests.

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise and Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan are jockeying for the top job. With no clear frontrunner, McCarthy says he is willing to be reinstated if he gets enough Republican support.