McMorris Rodgers To Remain As Conference Chair, Won’t Seek Promotion

McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking Republican in the house, had been largely considered to be on the short list to replace Cantor after he steps down at the end of July.
Photo/ Office of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Photo/ Office of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

(TRNS) — Following the stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Tuesday, and his intent to resign from his leadership position, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) announced Wednesday that she would not be seeking the soon-to-be vacant majority leader position.

“After much encouragement from my colleagues, Conversations with my family, and many prayers, I have decided to remain Conference Chair at this time,” McMorris Rodgers said in a statement. “I look forward to continue leading my colleagues and building on our successes to introduce a culture of innovation on Capitol Hill, improve the image of House Republicans, and unite our entire Conference behind conservative solutions that serve people in every corner of America.”

McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking Republican in the house, was considered to be on the short list to replace Cantor after he steps down at the end of July.

The Washington Congresswoman is considered a rising star by many within the Republican party, and was recently entrusted with delivering the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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