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Speaker Race Bombshell Throws House Republicans Into Chaos

A throng of reporters was waiting at noon Thursday on the first floor of the Longworth House Office building for someone to come out of a closed door meeting and announce that Republicans had chosen highly favored candidate Kevin McCarthy to be their nominee for the next speaker of the House. But instead of that happening, freshman Republican Rep. Ryan Costello sent shock waves around Capitol Hill and beyond when he came out of the room and said Majority Leader McCarthy had just taken...

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