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August 28, 2014

Kevin McCarthy to Religious Conservatives: ‘Proud to Be a Christian’

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McCarthy makes his way to the House floor through the media pack, who were waiting for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on June 11. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

One day after winning the House Majority Leader election, Rep. Kevin McCarthy told a Washington gathering of religious conservatives that he’s “proud to be a Christian.”

In a brief afternoon appearance at Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference, an upbeat McCarthy, R-Calif., told attendees he thanks “my Lord and Savior for his grace, his strength and for never leaving me.”

McCarthy, who is a Baptist, was elected to GOP majority leader Thursday in his fourth term in the House, the fastest ever ascent to the pivotal leadership post.

He steps up from the No. 3 post in the House, majority whip, to replace the outgoing No. 2, Rep. Eric Cantor, who lost his Virginia Republican primary on June 10 to Dave Brat, a college economics professor who was backed by tea party groups.

McCarthy’s election has been met with skepticism by some social conservatives who consider the Bakersfield native an “establishment” Republican.

He told attendees he will bring the party together: “We will unite.”

  • NorthboroughDan

    Last time I looked, Pride was a sin.

  • Ulyssess

    Gandhi: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.”

  • Coffee Fiend

    While the central government was shut down in 10/13, Obama’s marxist regime actively obstructed Christian services at military chapels.

  • martykayzee

    Isn’t that special? Now we can get back to stoning loose women and disobedient children.

  • virgie

    The way I see it people need to take life into their own hands now days, you can do that by learning how to trade the markets. I’ve been learning to the website Bionic Traders they have excellent videos and I just got their deal they are running and I’m very happy with their course material. The instructor is a very knowledgeable trader. I’ve been doing really well so far and my goal is within one month to quit my job and I believe I can do it.

  • Gary

    McCarthy is not to be believed. He sells snake oil.

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