The Republican Party was once defined by a set of core principles which included a belief in things like small government and fiscal responsibility, but when Donald Trump entered the political scene, those principles fell quickly by the wayside for most GOP lawmakers. Instead, their core belief today is in a disgraced, twice impeached ex-president who has ushered in an era of lies, violence, and cultism, and too many elected officials in top position in government have willingly signed on. In a new ad released Saturday, The Lincoln Project took on one of the worst of them: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
It’s time we finally say it: Kevin McCarthy is a traitor. pic.twitter.com/czFKZUmohQ
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 30, 2021
McCarthy is one of many who first said publicly that Trump would be the bane of the Republican Party, but fell in line in spectacular fashion once he was elected. Now that some of Trump’s most rabid supporters, like Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene, have made their way into the halls of Congress, McCarthy heads up a coalition of people involved in conspiracy theories, calls for seditious violence, and the worst that white supremacy has to offer. At this point, he’s lost all control.
Yet he’s had little to say against the horrible people representing his party under his leadership. Support for calls to murder the Speaker of the House and their Democratic colleagues, white supremacist-supporting comments against Jewish Americans, black Americans, and Latino Americans, claims that families who lost children in school shootings are all paid liars, none of these have earned any disparaging comment from the House GOP leader. Instead, he continues to embrace Trumpism, ignore the real dangers brewing in Congress thanks to his caucus, and has failed to lead anything other than claims that led to an attack against our government. As The Lincoln Project ad said, he’s not a patriot. He’s not a Republican. What he is, quite simply, is a traitor.
Twitter was largely supportive of The Lincoln Party’s work to call out their own party. Read some of their comments below:
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