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.”
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:
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.