Rep. Matt Gaetz says that Kevin McCarthy is not the person for the job of Speaker of the House.
Rep. Matt Gaetz says Kevin McCarthy is not the right person for Speaker of the House.
Every single Republican in Congress knows that Kevin does not actually believe anything. He has no ideology.
Some conservatives are using this fact to convince themselves that he is the right leader for the moment, as McCarthy is so weak he’ll promise anything to anyone. As his mentor recently confessed, “He lies. He’ll change the lie if necessary.” McCarthy doesn’t just respond to pressure from the Right.
During several important junctures in the past decade, we’ve seen Cavin’ McCarthy.
On Ukraine, McCarthy voted yes for the $40 billion Ukraine aid package in May. He even pushed the Biden administration to further escalate conflict with Russia as he called for fighter jets to be transferred to Ukraine. During the Obama administration, McCarthy called for a no-fly zone to be enforced in Syria while the Russian military was operating there.
McCarthy even bought into the Russia hoax. In June 2016, McCarthy told other GOP congressmen, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: [Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher and Trump.” If he’ll fall for the Russia hoax, you won’t be surprised that McCarthy took a knee to Black Lives Matter when it mattered.
McCarthy joined Democrats last year to vote to remove historical monuments from the U.S. Capitol building. This is who Kevin is. He sticks his wet finger in the air to decide what position to take.
Gaetz has been spot on a couple of times in the past as well. In June of 2018 Gaetz confronted corrupt DOJ actor Rod Rosenstein. He caught Rosenstein in multiple lies and Rosenstein got noticeably upset. Rosenstein would not answer Gaetz’s questions. Gaetz was right. Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray were and are corrupt. They ran and run their departments like criminals. We now know the FBI had a secret channel with Twitter involving 80 agents used to control the stories on that site that these crooks agreed with and censor those they didn’t.
Gaetz also was fantastic when he drilled a witness at the first garbage impeachment of President Trump ironically related to President Trump questioning Biden’s corruption in Ukraine. We now know that the Bidens made millions in Ukraine in illegal pay-for-play schemes with corrupt actors there.
Gaetz was right in the past. He or President Trump would make great Speakers. Kevin McCarthy, not so much.