Steve Scalise announces bid to become House majority leader

The Washington Examiner reported this week that Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has thrown his hat in the ring to become House majority leader.  

Scalise made the announcement on Wednesday after midterm election results suggested that Republicans are set to form a majority in Congress.

Scalise pledges to put Biden administration “on notice”

“Through your engagement on the various task forces, we were able to develop the bold, conservative agenda laid out in the Commitment to America,” Scalise wrote in a letter to his colleagues.

“With this bold, conservative agenda in mind, I am asking for your support to be the next House Majority Leader,” he continued.

“The American people deserve a House of Representatives that can move the agenda that was promised to them on the campaign trail,” Scalise insisted. “We must be relentless in our oversight of this Administration.”

“From the politicization of the Justice Department to the job crushing regulations coming from every agency, we need to shine a bright light on the actions and policy failures of this administration,” he continued.

“I will work with committee chairs to ensure that everybody in the Biden Administration is on notice that we will be holding them accountable for their actions,” the Republican lawmaker declared.

“As your Majority Leader, I will work relentlessly to usher our vision through the House and show the country how conservative ideas can solve the problems that families are facing,” he concluded.

Scalise tells Fox News that he will support Kevin McCarthy for speaker

Meanwhile, Scalise told Fox News on Wednesday that he would support current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the race to become speaker.

“We’re going to have our elections next week. I’m supporting Kevin McCarthy for speaker, and he’ll win that race,” Scalise said.

“I’ve said it very clearly… and again, I think Kevin’s going to win next week, and we’re going to be talking about getting to work,” Scalise said.

“I know a lot of people like to focus on all of the drama in Washington. We’re going to get to work for the hard-working families who gave us this majority,” he declared.