A day after his retirement announcement, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday signaled support for Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as his successor.
Ryan did so by saying that he was pleased that Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) had endorsed McCarthy to succeed him.
"I was encouraged that Scalise this morning said that he thinks after the election that Kevin McCarthy ought to be the person to replace me after the elections,” Ryan told reporters at his weekly news conference.
"What it shows you is that we have an intact leadership team that supports each other, that's all heading in the right direction,” the Speaker added.