Donald Trump's relationship with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has been fraught with tension, particularly after Ryan proclaimed he would no longer defend the GOP nominee and told House members they were not bound to endorse him.
No such problem for Trump exists with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, who emphatically voiced support for Trump on Fox Tuesday morning. Unlike Ryan, who has suggested that some members of Congress may be wise to keep a distance from the businessman, McCarthy tied the fortunes of a GOP-led Congress and Trump's candidacy together.
"We're going to keep this House," McCarthy said Tuesday. "We need to elect Donald Trump president."