Andy Biggs might challenge Kevin McCarthy for House speakership

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said he will challenge Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to become the next Speaker of the House.

Biggs made the announcement during an interview on Newsmax on Monday.

The announcement

“We have a new paradigm here, and I think the country wants a different direction from the House of Representatives. And it’s a new world,” Biggs said.

“And yes, I’m going to be nominated tomorrow to the position of Speaker of the House. We’ll see if we can get the job done with the votes. It’s going to be tough,” he added.

Levin opposed

Fox News host Mark Levin came out against Biggs as Speaker.

Andy Biggs has spent years opposing Convention of States. As Arizona Senate president he refused to allow a vote on it. Only after he went to Congress was Arizona able to pass its resolution for Convention of States,” he tweeted.

I strongly OPPOSE his effort to become speaker. He’s NOT a constitutional conservative,” he added.

Biggs adds to the growing battle of whether McCarthy should return as the GOP’s House leader following a lackluster performance during the midterms.

Nominations begin this week as the final House seats are projected with the outcome now much more uncertain than just two weeks ago in a controversial time for Republicans.