Kevin McCarthy Does A Sad Revenge Interview With CNN’s Manu Raju In Which He Obsesses About Matt Gaetz
Last Updated on November 9, 2023
Ousted former Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California gave a Nixonian post-speakership interview with CNN’s Manu Raju in which McCarthy offered clear support for some kind of punishment play against populist congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida. Gaetz was one of the “Courageous 8” congressmen who overthrew McCarthy using the motion to vacate rule.
According to NATIONAL FILE’s interview with Rep. Lauren Boebert, the Republican Establishment has been scheming to expel Matt Gaetz from Congress as part of a Uniparty Swamp play.
McCarthy said the Republican Party would benefit from Gaetz losing his House seat, saying, “Oh, tremendously. I mean, people have to earn the right to be here. 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.”
Manu Raju asked McCarthy if the House GOP “should consider expelling him”?
“Look, that’s up to the conference, but I don’t believe the conference would ever heal if there’s no consequences for the actions,” McCarthy said, clearly advocating for revenge against Matt Gaetz.
“I don’t believe she wins re-election,” McCarthy said of Congresswoman Nancy Mace, who was part of the Courageous 8. McCarthy noted that he thinks Mace will lose due to her flip-flopping and other things, not due to the speakership drama.
Indeed, conservatives seem to be happier with Mike Johnson of Louisiana as Speaker, though of course patriots always have to hold politicians accountable, especially since Johnson stated his support for Ukraine war funding. Kevin McCarthy is no longer relevant the way he was before Gaetz ousted him, before those magical 22 days of chaos in which America had no permanent House Speaker and America was slightly better off.
Let it be noted that a campaign to get McCarthy back into the speakership popped up again at the end in the final conference vote in which Republicans elected Mike Johnson over McCarthy. Kevin McCarthy lost.