During this week’s airing of CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared his endorsement for former President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2024 presidential race. Additionally, McCarthy expressed his willingness to take on a role within Trump’s White House cabinet.
Excerpts from the conversation are as follows:
COSTA: Will Donald Trump be the nominee?
MCCARTHY: Yes. In the Republican Party? Yes. And if Biden stays as the nominee for the Democrats, I believe Donald Trump will win. I believe the Republicans will gain more seats in the House and the Republicans will win the Senate.
COSTA: Can he count on your support?
COSTA: That’s an endorsement?
MCCARTHY: I will support the president. I will support President Trump.
COSTA: Would you be willing to serve in a Trump cabinet?
MCCARTHY: In the right position. Look, if I’m the best person for the job. Yes. Look, I worked with President Trump on a lot of policies. We worked together to win the majority. But we also have a relationship where we’re very honest with one another.