GOP Whip Race Turns Into Beef: Carlson, MTG, Don Jr, Emmers

The race to be the No. 3 House leader, should Republicans win the chamber in November, is among GOP Reps. Tom Emmers, Jim Banks and  Drew Ferguson.

  • The flap is over an anonymous quote – attributed to a “GOP strategist – in the Daily Beast last week that suggests Banks, chairman of the House’s conservative Republican Study Committee,  hired Fox News’ Tucker Carlson son to run in congressional office communications to be more liked by the “establishment.”
  • Carlson, Donald Trump, Jr. and others associated with President Trump seem to think the quote was planted by Emmer, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
  • Emmer’s team has strongly denied that anyone connected to the Minnesota Republican is behind the quote.
  • Banks is now the House Republican Conference’s chief deputy whip.
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