BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy DROPS OUT of Speaker race – UPDATED WITH MCCARTHY VIDEO

Wow. Kevin McCarthy drops out of the Speaker race and the election has now been postponed:

The members of the House, especially those who supported McCarthy, are surprised and stunned, according to CNN.

I’ll bring you more on this as we have it.

UPDATE: McCarthy said he doesn’t believe he could unify the conference, says Rep. Charlie Dent via CNN. He believes McCarthy didn’t have the 218 votes needed to secure a victory.

UPDATE: McCarthy plans to stay on as majority leader:

UPDATE: McCarthy explains why he dropped out, saying we need a fresh face:

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