Fresh off his victory in being named the new House majority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) addressed a group of religious conservative activists on Friday and said he was "proud" of his faith.
"I'm not ashamed to say it: I'm proud to be a Christian," McCarthy said.
McCarthy was speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference a day after he defeated Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) in the race to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) as majority leader.
McCarthy said he's been asked a lot about what his leadership tenure will be like. "We're going to have the courage to lead with the wisdom to listen," he explained.