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Kevin McCarthy Forced to Dismiss Rumors About WH Chief of Staff Post

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 01:16 PM

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday was forced to address rumors that he's being considered to replace John Kelly as White House chief of staff, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"First of all, I have not spoken to the president about anything about a job. And I never have. And there is no job opening," McCarthy told reporters.

McCarthy's name first surfaced as a possible candidate when President Donald Trump removed Reince Priebus, his first chief of staff, last year.

The rumors are dogging the California Republican again with John Kelly on the hot seat over his handling of former staff secretary Rob Porter.

Further, McCarthy gets along well with the president, who repeatedly refers to McCarthy as "my Kevin."

"There is no job. I'm not interested in a job that's not there. I'm interested in being majority leader. . . and that's where my focus is," McCarthy said.

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