Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said Thursday night that the Republican establishment should “pull the plug” on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) bid to become House speaker.
Ingraham posted a tweet calling for GOP leaders to intervene after McCarthy boasted that the House investigation into Benghazi hurt Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton politically.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 2, 2015
The beleaguered majority leader, who is running to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), stumbled on Thursday night as he tried to walk back his comments in a Fox News interview.
Other conservative pundits, including RedState editor Erick Erickson, have suggested that McCarthy’s gaffe should disqualify him for the speakership.
Ingraham, an avowed fan of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, also took a hit at establishment favorite Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida. She said both men are “in over their heads.”