Republican wives wonder when they’ll get a female talker of the House

( CNN) In the days since House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement, the jockeying for the speaker’s gavel has centered on three names.

At this object , no women and no minorities are in contention for the berth, with most of the debate focusing primarily on how House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and House Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan of Ohio have orientation themselvesfor such a race.

Nearly two dozen interrogations with current and former lawmakers and aides divulged a Republican conference where the creed is the absence of female or minority House captains has more to do with sheer amounts and the top stances already being occupied, but there is still a desire to expand diversification in GOP grades. The interrogations too revealed that the subject of gender and racial diversity is still taboo to discuss even among women in Congress, where the honour of a back-slapping boys club persists.

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