House Republicans on Thursday selected Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a high-ranking member of House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team, to be their next Majority Leader, NBC News reported. McCarthy won the election to replace Eric Cantor who was defeated earlier this month by Tea Party candidate Dave Brat.
House GOP Picks California's McCarthy for Cantor Post
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives for GOP leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. House Republicans elected McCarthy as majority leader, party's No. 2 post.
Updated at 3:27 PM EDT on Thursday, Jun 19, 2014