In recent years, leftists have shown their true nature as one of the most significant changes. Reactions to President Donald Trump, COVID, gay marriage, and other problems were not concealed by decades of leftist doublespeak.
We now realized what we had always known about them.
Some would claim that a similar revelation is occurring now in the race for House speaker: the Republican establishment is pitted against members of Congress who want to purge the lower house of its longstanding swamp-like behaviors.
However, it is not a clear image.
Trump supports the ailing Kevin McCarthy in his bid for the speakership. As do renowned GOP strategist and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the majority of Republicans now serving in Congress.
And, apparently, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, when she sparred with anti-McCarthy stalwart Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz on Friday.
If Republicans and Democrats work together to elect a moderate Republican speaker, as Ingraham suggested is conceivable, Gaetz stated he will take serious measures.
“If Democrats join up to elect a moderate Republican, I will resign,” he said, so certain was he that such a situation is impossible.
Key to the argument between Ingraham and Gaetz was Ingraham’s claim that McCarthy had consented to several demands from Republican dissidents. She wanted to know what it would take to move forward and install McCarthy as speaker.
“What else do you require that he do or agree to before Matt Gaetz will say ‘OK, I’m onboard’?” Ingraham asked.
“I wouldn’t be betting on my vote for Kevin McCarthy under almost any circumstance,” Gaetz replied.
“So it’s personal then!” Gaetz and other Freedom Caucus members have successfully negotiated topics including as increased responsibility for the speaker, earmarks, term limits, and border security, according to Ingraham.
“You can’t have it both ways,” Ingraham said. “You can’t say, ‘I’m a man of principle and I believe in X, Y and Z, but if he gives me X, Y and Z I’m not gonna vote for him.’ What? How does that make sense?”
Gaetz retorted, “Kevin McCarthy is the masthead of the lobby core,” and he hated McCarthy’s tight ties with special interests that drive public policy and leadership.
“Kevin McCarthy has been in the leadership for 14 years,” Gaetz continued. “He has sold shares of himself to special interests, to political action committees, and so that’s why I don’t think he is an appropriate choice.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Ingraham challenged Gaetz, a vocal Trump supporter, with Trump’s endorsement of McCarthy. “Is he wrong?” she asked. CONTINUE READING…