Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday he's considering jumping into the race for House speaker, following the surprise withdrawal by fellow California Republican, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. 'To be honest, I'm probably better suited to be the Republican leader or a committee chairman,' said Issa, whose four-years as House Oversight chairman ended in late 2014. Issa, an eight-term congressman, told CNBC's 'Squawk Box' he would support House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan for speaker, though the Wisconsin Republican said Thursday after McCarthy bowed out that he did not want the job.
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