Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) joined Shepard Smith today to react to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropping out of the race for House Speaker.

Shep asked if the conservative wing of the Republican Party, which announced it would not support McCarthy, has hijacked the process and hijacked the party.

Pittenger said there are other strong candidates who could step in, including Jeb Hensarling, Trey Gowdy and Paul Ryan, and the GOP stands united.

"With great respect and admiration, you are not united," Shep said. "You're as divided as anyone has ever seen the Republican Party."

He pointed out that a group of about 40 members of the Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday night that they would support Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida, which could open the door for a Democrat such as Nancy Pelosi to become the new House Speaker.

Pittenger characterized it as a "family squabble," and said that they will work it out.

"We know that the principles that we stand for as a party, as a conference, are far different than Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats'."

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