Well, you know. Because:
Outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) postponed elections for majority leader and whip at the behest of conservatives who argued that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) might lose the Speaker’s race and end up keeping his current job.
Meanwhile, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) held court with reporters for nearly an hour, capping a three-day media blitz to promote his underdog bid for Speaker.
No, really. What about this isn’t Classic … Speaker … Boehner?
Wong, Scott. “Fresh twists roil House GOP races”. The Hill. 5 October 2015.