Dan Webster makes his case for House speaker
When Rep. Dan Webster attempted to overthrow House Speaker John Boehner in January, Boehner got revenge by removing the Orlando-area Republican from the Rules Committee. Now Webster is trying to turn that into an advantage as he runs for speaker.
“I have repeatedly stood up against the current system, even while enduring punishment for sticking to my principles,” Webster says in a video message in which he lays out his reason for running.
Webster remains a long-shot to replace Boehner with Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the current majority leader, in the top spot. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is also running and has a higher profile than Webster.
The election will be held Oct. 29.