UPDATE: Rep. Kevin McCarthy to Replace Cantor as House Majority Leader

House Republicans elected a new House Majority Leader to replace Eric Cantor after his upset primary loss.

Representative Kevin McCarthy from California will be his replacement.

After the closed-door vote, McCarthy spoke about his emphasis in the leadership role.

“They’re looking for individuals that put people before politics. I make one promise. I will work every single day to make sure this conference has the courage to lead with the wisdom to listen and we’ll turn this country around.”

McCarthy will take over Cantor’s spot in July.