Right now, America watches as House Republicans struggle to make a decision. They’ve been fighting for four years to wrestle the gavel from Nancy Pelosi. But now that they have the majority, a few members refuse to elect Kevin McCarthy as the next Speaker.
After a chaotic day of voting, Donald Trump weighed in–supporting McCarthy to be the next Speaker.
From TRUTH Social:
Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA,THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE “HOUSE” TWICE! REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!
But soon after, a Republican who wouldn’t be in the House if it wasn’t for Trump turns on him. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz flips on the former POTUS.
From Fox News:
Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican congressman-elect who rose to prominence under former President Trump’s wing, went rogue after the former president endorsed GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California for House Speaker…
“Sad!” Gaetz said in a Wednesday statement. “This changes neither my view of McCarthy, nor Trump, nor my vote.”
How pathetic. When Democrats retook the House in 2018, there wasn’t a question of who they’d elect Speaker.
Yet today, after fighting for so long, promising to oppose Joe Biden’s toxic agenda, Republicans can’t get behind the man who has been leading them for years.
Their opposition to McCarthy seems to be mirroring their turn on Trump, huh? If it wasn’t for Trump, there might not be a Republican Party today.
So, why are representatives like Gaetz, who won his first election thanks to Trump, turning on both these men?
Not a good look, Matt. And Democrats get to laugh at the GOP some more thanks to this in-fighting.
One thing we know Democrats can do is stick together. Signs of a rift between progressives and moderates have been popping up for years.
However, Democrats have managed to avoid a civil war. Why? Because they can put aside petty differences to advance their agenda.
So, why can’t the GOP?
- Donald Trump called on House Republicans to vote for McCarthy as Speaker.
- Matt Gaetz, a former Trump ally, attacked Trump calling him “Sad.”
- A few Republicans in the House are blocking McCarthy’s vote, letting Democrats mock the party.