I spoke to Jake Lahut of the Daily Beast about the impact of Speaker McCarthy’s ouster on GOP prospects in light of his vaunted political and fundraising operation.
With McCarthy now relegated to the House Republican rank and file after his historic ousterfrom the speakership this week, the campaign cash void he leaves behind might be as concerning to Republicans as the literal power vacuum in the House.
Liam Donovan, a lobbyist and former GOP campaign strategist, succinctly described the impact of McCarthy’s removal: “obviously huge shoes to fill, wildly disruptive, terrible timing.”
“Scalise is best positioned to hit the ground running and scale up what already exists,” Donovan said.
Read the full piece here.