Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, a senior Member on the House Judiciary Committee, and a senior Member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to talk news of the day.
On Nancy Pelosi being nominated: I wasn't surprised. There's been a lot of controversy. I think a lot of her members, especially newer members, have tried to distance themselves from her. A number of them made promises that they'll never support her and then some of them got elected and now some of them are backtracking on that. It's going to be interesting to see how that plays out back in their districts. She doesn't quite yet have the votes on their floor I understand, but she only needs a majority in her conference and she got that. I think ultimately she'll be able to twist enough arms and Democrats will make her the next Speaker of the House. (00:43)
On the differences serving in the minority vs. majority: The differences are large. The party that has the majority that is in control, and it will be the Democrats for the next two years, they have most of the power. They determine what hearings are going to be held in committees, what legislation will move forward and what won't. (1:40)
On his case for becoming ranking Republican on House Judiciary Committee: I think I'm clearly the most qualified, the most experienced, the most prepared to head up the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee next time around. I've been on that committee for 22 years now by far more than my rivals. (4:37)