Minnesota delegates react

“You have your voters, your constituents, people looking for leadership. The more they see this lack of a focus and a direction, it’s just like a business, shareholders and investors, get very nervous when business is like that. They want strong leadership. They want a plan. I think that’s what everyone’s demanding … and right now this type of thing doesn’t help that.”

Rep. Tom Emmer, Sixth District Republican


“It’s nothing to panic about. We still have a speaker, we still have a leader and we have some big stuff to do in the next few weeks and months ahead. It will sort itself out.”

Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen, who is a close friend of McCarthy


“Congressman Kline is confident House Republicans will select someone who can do what’s best for our country and this institution.”

GOP Rep. John Kline’s spokesman Troy Young