Conservative blogger Erick Erickson doesn’t want to see House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) become the next majority leader. He’d rather have Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.) do it.
With McCarthy, Erickson writes on RedState.com, “House leaders will be signaling they’ve learned nothing from Cantor’s defeat. Jeb Hensarling is a better choice and they should reconsider.”
McCarthy, he continues, “is not very conservative and, for all of Cantor’s faults, lacks Cantor’s intelligence on a number of issues. Lest we forget, McCarthy had several high profile screw ups as Whip and has not really seemed to ever improve over time.”