Pete Sessions Outmaneuvered for Majority Whip

You’d think after a huge victory the guy nominally in charge of it — in this case, the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee — would be rewarded. Not this time. Sessions made noises about going for majority whip, but Andy McCarthy of California lined up the votes before he could actually announce. Are Republican congressmen an ungrateful lot? Maybe the key word above is “nominally” — his colleagues seem not to think he was responsible for the sweep. Or maybe members thought Sessions ought to stay off camera. They apparently have not forgotten this or this or this.

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