Speaking on Fox News Radio, Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says he's interested in being GOP Whip.

McCarthy tried to sidestep my question about if he would become Majority Whip in the new Congress. The congressman said he was "interested" but says Republicans don't have the majority yet. He also noted that leadership decisions will be made in formal elections later this month.

However, my sources tell me that Boehner has cleared the field for McCarthy to become whip.