Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-27) issued the following statement following the election of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives:
“Democracy isn’t always pretty. This process was not about Kevin McCarthy, this process was about the 330 million Americans, about the preservation of our Constitution and the liberties guaranteed therein, about the 246 years of pride and providence that we have enjoyed as a nation.
“After many discussions and compromises on rules (many of which will make the House better), I’m glad that consensus was established and that we have elected our Speaker.
“I look forward to getting back to work under the leadership of Speaker McCarthy. It’s time to hit the ground running, repair the damage caused by failed far-left policies, and get our nation back on track.”