RELEASE:

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) offered the following statement regarding the election for Speaker of the House:

“Everyone in the Republican Conference was surprised when Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name from consideration for Speaker this afternoon. I respect his decision,” said Harper. “We should move forward methodically and select someone who can unite 247 Republicans in order to battle this liberal President and not each other. I am so proud to live in Mississippi where our people have common-sense and are not misled by outside groups whose purpose is to raise money.”

10/8/15