On June 13, Rep. Raúl R. Labrador (R-Idaho) announced his long-shot candidacy to serve as House Majority Leader. Backed by a “rebel alliance,” he is challenging establishment candidate Kevin McCarthy (R-Cal.), the current Majority Whip. The vote will be held on June 19.
Rep. Labrador has been interviewed by “media heavy hitters” on radio and TV (as noted on Labrador’s Twitter feed). In addition to their importance to the current House leadership race, the interviews help illuminate the current state of tension between the newer, more conservative Republican representatives and the generally less conservative entrenched Republican leadership.
For the convenience of readers, the principal interviews are embedded below.
June 17 — LAURA INGRAHAM radio show (downloadable clip here; Breitbart.com coverage focusing on Ingraham’s skepticism on immigration issue here; Washington Examiner coverage here; comments on Labrador’s Facebook page here):
Raúl Labrador, leader of “The Gang That Can Shoot Straight”