house speaker election

In the hours before House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly withdrew his candidacy to be the next speaker of the House, he was sent an email from a conservative activist threatening to expose an alleged affair with a colleague.
To officially retire, he'll need his House GOP colleagues to produce something they're not known for -- a quick and orderly decision.
This story has been updated. "This won't be done in a tidy way," Boehner said. "The battle of ideas never ends and frankly