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Democratic Congressman Slams Kevin McCarthy As ‘The Dumber Version Of Ted Cruz’

During an appearance on MSNBC to address the way Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) groveled before Fox host Tucker Carlson while discussing the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) said the only person more worthless than Cruz is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

Gallego began by noting that Cruz’s disgusting display of cowardice is proof that the Republican Party is now a “cult of personality.”

“It’s a sad statement from Cruz. I’ve been in politics now for probably 10 years, and it’s just not worth it. It’s not worth selling out your family like he (Cruz) did when he sold out his dad and his wife. It’s not worth selling your own soul, especially for someone like Donald Trump. And to grovel at the knees of someone like Tucker Carlson, it’s definitely not worth it.”

The Arizona Democrat added that members of the GOP cannot even renounce the sort of violence that took place on Jan. 6 because  “you’re basically saying that it was pushed by dear leader, and you can’t attack dear leader, dear leader is perfect.”

Host Chris Hayes then interjected to say McCarthy seems “somewhat similar” to Cruz, which led Gallego to rip into the the California Republican:

“Kevin McCarthy is Ted Cruz but just not as smart.

“He’s the dumber version of Ted Cruz, still an empty shell of a human being, just as craven of a politician, but just not as smart. He’ll do anything to become speaker of the House. He’ll align himself with QAnon crazies, Matt Gaetz— who is pretty close at some point to hopefully being indicted for being a pedophile. This is the type of person that he is, and he’ll do it because he wants that title of Speaker of the House.”

If Republicans do take control of the House after the 2022 midterm elections (and there’s no guarantee they will), McCarthy will be a leading contender for House speaker. But his party has drifted so far to the right that he may not be extreme enough to garner the necessary support from his caucus.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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