Freedom Caucus member on Boehner staying: No
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Rep. Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyOvernight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit Overnight Regulation: Dems claim 50 votes in Senate to block net neutrality repeal | Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule | Trump wants to loosen rules on bank loans | Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule MORE (R-S.C.), a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, suggested Friday morning that members of the conservative group would not allow John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ohio) to stay on as Speaker.

"Do you and your colleagues have confidence that John Boehner is the right person, if it comes to that, to negotiate with the White House and the Senate on the debt ceiling and on the budget?" Bloomberg's Mark Halperin asked Mulvaney on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"No," Mulvaney responded bluntly.

Boehner staying on as Speaker became more likely after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Hoyer suggests Dems won't support spending bill without DACA fix The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Calif.), the favorite to succeed him, abruptly dropped out of the Speakership race Thursday.

Boehner plans to step down as Speaker and resign from Congress on Oct. 30, but McCarthy's exit from the race is complicating that plan as Republicans struggle to find a leader who can secure the 218 votes necessary to win the gavel.

Many Republicans are working to put pressure on Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to step up and run, which he has repeatedly said he does not want to do.

"He certainly would have a lot of credibility that a lot of other folks might not have," Mulvaney said Friday, declining to disclose details of his conversation with Ryan on the House floor on Thursday.

"Don't dismiss Dan Webster though," Mulvaney said, referring to the Republican representative from Florida whom the Freedom Caucus endorsed on the eve of GOP voting on Thursday.

"I know he's boring, I know he's not very exciting, people don't know who he is, but he's an institutionalist," Mulvaney. "The reason the conservatives like him is he would simply treat us equally."