U.S. Speaker Candidates Agree to Joint Interview


(Brett Rowland, The Center Square) – Three contenders for the Speaker of the U.S. House have agreed to a joint TV interview.

U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., and Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., who is chairman of the Republican Study Committee, will join Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor Bret Baier at 6 p.m. ET on Monday.

A conference-wide vote to select who Republicans put up for speaker is expected Wednesday.

Eight House Republicans voted with House Democrats to oust former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

The vote came after he struck a deal with Democrats to keep the federal government from partially shutting down.

On Friday, former President Donald Trump endorsed Jordan to be the next speaker.

Just hours after being voted out of his leadership position, McCarthy said he would not run for the position again.

McCarhty joins Paul Ryan and John Boehner in the growing list of Republican Speakers unable to maintain the approval of their own party.