WASHINGTON—Representative Scott Franklin (FL-18) issued the following statement applauding the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) as Speaker of the House of Representatives:

“Kevin McCarthy’s election as Speaker of the House is a win for America. It’s the first step toward fulfilling our dual goals of holding the Biden administration accountable and putting our country back on the path toward prosperity and freedom. Speaker McCarthy laid out a Commitment to America that will address Americans’ top concerns, including skyrocketing inflation, rising crime, an unsecure border, and threats from abroad. We can now implement that vision in Congress as a Republican majority. Our party is unified and ready to get to work on behalf of our constituents.”