After a brief stint as the House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy has a few thoughts on his recent ouster. The Republican conference of the United States House of Representatives has recently decided to replace the outgoing House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, with current U.S Representative, Steve Scalise. This decision comes at a very delicate time, as Congress is about to grapple with how to serve the country during the pandemic and post-election period. McCarthy, who served as the House Minority Leader since 2014, had some heartfelt words to say about his ouster, emphasizing his commitment to the Republican Party and to continuing to fight for the conservative values that are so integral to the GOP. “I remain confident that the Republican Party will continue to fight for the conservative principles on which it was founded. I have been proud to serve as House Minority Leader and continue to stand firmly behind my colleagues who will now be leading the charge on behalf of our party,” said McCarthy in a statement following the announcement. McCarthy also took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the Republican members of Congress who have supported him throughout his tenure, saying, “I am thankful for all the Republican members of Congress who have worked with me to ensure our party’s message is heard throughout the halls of Congress and beyond. I look forward to continuing to serve as a dedicated member of our team in the House of Representatives.” It is clear that, despite the transition in leadership, McCarthy will remain a loyal and committed Republican member of Congress. With the current political climate in the United States, it is especially important that such dedication to party values remain a steadfast priority. With McCarthy’s support, and the renewed energy of the new Republican leadership, the GOP is sure to continue to serve the nation in a meaningful way.