House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.) announced on Tuesday that he plans to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for the Speakership on the House floor in January.
“We cannot let this all too rare opportunity to effectuate structural change pass us by because it is uncomfortable to challenge the Republican candidate who is a creature of the establishment status quo, or because the challenge is accompanied by some minimal risk,” Biggs wrote in an op-ed for The Daily Caller.
The Arizona Congressman previously mounted a challenge to McCarthy last month but Biggs was defeated by a margin of 188 to 31.
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