Even though it remains unclear that he will even be the next Speaker of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is already making promises about what he and his Republican colleagues will do when they become the majority party.
On Thursday, McCarthy made an announcement on Twitter.
“On the very first day of the new Republican-led Congress, we will read every single word of the Constitution aloud from the floor of the House—something that hasn’t been done in years.”
In other words, the GOP will continue to be all about theatrics and nothing else. They have no solutions to the problems facing Americans and nothing but talking points when it comes to any domestic or foreign policy issues.
It will also be interesting to see if House Republicans read the entire Constitution, including the amendments. If they do, they’ll find this tucked away Section 3 of the 14th Amendment:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
January 6, 2021 was an insurrection which included a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. And yet nearly every member of the GOP caucus has made endless excuses for ex-president Donald Trump’s role in that horrific day.
Some Republican members of Congress have also expressed their support for what transpired on Jan. 6, yet the Constitution clearly states they should not be allowed to serve.
As you would expect, Twitter couldn’t wait to remind McCarthy about the treasonous actions and words of his fellow Republicans.