GOP History Social Media

Kevin McCarthy Gets Brutally Fact-Checked For His ‘Transparent Lie’ About US History

Though he was once the most powerful member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) probably won’t ever be invited to teach a class on American history.

A tweet McCarthy posted Sunday has come under criticism for being utterly ignorant of warfare and the ulterior motives of U.S. foreign policy.

The posting, which included a video, claims, “In every single war that America has fought, we have never asked for land afterward — except for enough to bury the Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.”

Of course, as almost anyone who has taken the most rudimentary course in history knows, McCarthy’s claim is complete bullshit.

As a matter of fact, McCarthy’s own California congressional district wouldn’t exist if Mexico hadn’t turned over that land to the United States at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848.

That set off a wave of mockery and history lessons aimed directly at the California Republican.

Congress GOP Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy On Matt Gaetz: Congress Would Benefit ‘Tremendously’ If He’s Expelled

Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was asked today if he thought Congress would be better off if Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is expelled from the body and made it clear that he still blames the Florida Republican for his ouster from the top post in the House.

Manu Raju was interviewing McCarthy and asked him directly, “How much would the Republican Party benefit if he were no longer a member of the House, in your opinion?” 

McCarthy replied:

“Oh, tremendously. I mean, people have to earn the right to be here. And I just think from, I mean, he’ll admit to you personally, he doesn’t have a conservative bent in his philosophy and just the nature of what he focuses on.”

So does that mean Gaetz needs to be removed? Raju inquired.

McCarthy: “That’s up to the conference. But I mean, I don’t believe the conference will ever heal if there’s no consequences for the action.”

You may recall that it was Gaetz who led the effort that resulted in McCarthy becoming the first House speaker in U.S. history to be removed from the post, as CNN reported in October.

Gaetz said Monday that he has “enough Republicans” to either push McCarthy from the speakership or make him cut a deal with Democrats to remain in power.

“I have enough Republicans where at this point next week, one of two things will happen. Kevin McCarthy won’t be the speaker of the House, or he’ll be the speaker of the House working at the pleasure of the Democrats. And I’m at peace with either result, because the American people deserve to know who governs them,” he told CNN’s Manu Raju.

Reportedly, the main reason Gaetz wanted McCarthy ousted is because the former speaker refused to put an end to an ongoing House Ethics Committee investigation of Gaetz for alleged drug use and sex with underage girls, both of which could indeed cost him his House seat.

Sounds like McCarthy is now ready for some major payback.


Congress GOP

Having Given McCarthy The Boot, Matt Gaetz Now Whines He’s ‘Tired’ Of Not Having A Speaker

Even though he’s largely responsible for having toppled former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz now has the audacity to whine that he’s “tired” of not having a speaker.

Appearing on the right-wing Newsmax network, Gaetz pouted and said, “I don’t really understand why trying to move the House into a more conservative position, trying to get a more conservative House speaker would draw the ire of conservatives.”

“After having elected Jim Jordan of Ohio, the House speaker designated on Friday, we took Saturday off, we’re taking today off,” Gaetz continued. “And I’ve just learned that pro tem Patrick McHenry will now ensure that we take Monday off and we don’t vote.”

“So I’m in this interview with you to turn up the heat on Patrick McHenry and any Republican who would try to delay a floor vote on Jim Jordan. If they don’t want to vote for him, let him do it in public. I’m tired of these closed-door private struggle sessions that House Republicans have been having.”

Wow! That’s some industrial grade irony from Gaetz, isn’t it? After all, the House would have a speaker if he hadn’t insisted that McCarthy be replaced.

Also, it’s interesting that Gaetz is supporting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to be McCarthy’s replacement. Could he be pushing Jordan because both of them have sex scandals in their past? After all, the next speaker could end the House Ethics Committee investigation of Gaetz if he wanted, and that’s certainly something the Florida congressman would love to see happen.

When Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan are the face of your party, it’s time to admit that you’ve become the party of pervs.


Congress GOP Kevin McCarthy

Disgraced Kevin McCarthy Plans To Resign Before His Term In Office Ends

Disgraced ex-Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is planning to resign from his seat in Congress before the end of his term in 2024, according to reports from Politico and CNN.

Mediaite notes

“The ex-Speaker has said he does not intend to make another attempt to wield the gavel — the memory of the excruciating fifteen rounds of votes it took him to win it in January is undoubtedly still a raw wound — but the news he might forgo running for re-election on the November 2024 ballot and even resign before the end of his term was new Friday.”

Olivia Beavers of Politico notes that McCarthy “has made clear he plans to stay at least through the speakership election that begins next week before ending his House career…in order to help the party steady itself after a seismic shakeup.”

Additionally, the former speaker is said to have told his GOP colleagues, “I’m going to spend time with my family.”

Despite McCarthy’s plans, some of his House Republican allies insist they will enter his name into nomination when a vote for the next speaker is held.

One of those, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), says McCarthy is needed now more than ever:

“Each day that goes by without a Speaker, the House is paralyzed to act on the dangers bearing down on us. Each day brings us closer to a power-sharing arrangement that will move the House sharply to the left and eliminate the only political counterweight in our elected government to the woke left.”

“The only workable outcome is to restore Kevin McCarthy as Speaker under party rules that respect and enforce the right of the majority party to elect him,” McClintock added. “This depends entirely on several of the dissidents to disenthrall themselves from their decision and to repair the damage before it is too late. I appeal to them to act while there is still time.”

The two most frequently mentioned names to replace McCarthy are Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Steve Scalise (R-LA). Jordan has announced he will seek the post while Scalise is said to be considering whether or not to toss his hat into the ring.


Congress GOP Kevin McCarthy

Lauren Boebert MELTS DOWN When Asked If McCarthy Is About To Be Ousted As Speaker

Things are not going well for the House Republican caucus, and it has everything to do with the fact that Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) managed to pass a 45-day spending bill on Saturday that will avert a shutdown of the federal goverment.

House Democrats crossed the aisle to provide the necessary votes for the spending package, and that has left many on the far right wing of the GOP furious, suggesting that McCarthy needs to be booted as Speaker.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was asked about the temporary spending bill by CNN’s Manu Raju, and she also sounded ticked off that federal offices wouldn’t be shuttered.

“We should have forced them to come to the negotiating table and come to conference and hash out our differences with these four appropriation bills before there was another payday that was at risk of being missed,” Boebert told Raju.

Does that mean Boebert wants to give McCarthy the boot?

“That isn’t what we’re talking about right now.”

“Well, Matt Gaetz has said that if he (McCarthy) relies on Democratic votes, he will no longer be Speaker,” Raju noted.

Boebert snapped:

“I’m not Matt Gaetz.”

“My name is Lauren Boebert. I represent Colorado’s third district and my focus is getting the federal government funded as we ought to with 12 individual spending bills, like we promised everyone in January.”

The Colorado Republican added: “Unfortunately, now we’re at 45 days of the same bipartisan muscle memory of a straight up and down vote and ‘whatever’s in it is good with us.'”

Gaetz, it should be noted, attempted to call a vote that would have pushed McCarthy out as Speaker, but his motion was ignored by the the congressman presiding over the House at the time, leaving Gaetz angry and humiliated, according to reports.