House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives who everyone thought would replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, unexpectedly dropped out of the race on Thursday, throwing his entire party into teary chaos. Seriously: When he told the caucus his decision Thursday morning, some of his supporters—all grown-ass Republican men—actually burst into tears.

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