Kevin McCarthy Declares Biden President After Canning Liz Cheney

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The Grand Old Party (GOP) is no longer so grand. It appears that it is in the process of ripping itself apart. Certainly, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) believes he must follow Donald Trump down any dark rabbit hole he goes. All of the minority leader’s actions, including catapulting Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) out of his leadership Wednesday morning, have supported that blind allegiance. But oh his words, what tales they tell.

Take the ex-president’s nearly successful coup against the U.S. government on January 6. This even after 45 ginned up thousands of his followers, aimed them at the White House, and pulled the trigger. McCarthy trotted down to Mar-a-Lago to kiss the Jabba The Trump’s ring within a few days.

Apparently, McCarthy believes he can straddle politics between Trumpism and something else not yet defined. He stood before a reporter scrum in front of the White House after meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at President Joe Biden’s invitation. Afterward, McConnell did a better job of weasel-wording than McCarthy.

When reporters questioned McCarthy about whether he believed the Big Lie that Trump won the election, he said that was all in the past. Then, he said he just met with “the president.” Trump was nowhere to be seen, but he will definitely see what he considers a betrayal. Political reporter Eytan Wallace tweeted:

‘NEW: @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) met with Pres.@JoeBiden today in the Oval Office. This is the first time McCarthy has met with Biden since Inauguration Day. Per the White House, the meeting was set up with “the Big 4 leaders” to find “common ground.’

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The POLITICO reported:

‘”And no, we’re not just hearing this from Adam Kinzinger types.” Rather, according to one unnamed House GOP member — described as “a Republican long seen as an ally of leadership” — McCarthy lacks a moral compass.’

Not only did the House minority leader most likely offend Trump, he has also wronged a significant portion of this own party, such as Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), too:

‘Kevin McCarthy has pissed off enough members of his own conference that he’s going to have to go back to his former days as a whip to try to figure out where his votes are” to become speaker, said the member, who is neither a member of the Freedom Caucus nor a moderate.

‘I’d be worried if I was him…. You have people like me — who are here to do the right thing for all the right reasons and have an expectation of leadership — that are, shall we say, disgusted with the internal squabbling that results from having weak leadership. And it is weak leadership. Straight up.’

Former Republicans of The Lincoln Project claimed McCarthy would never be House speaker:

‘Kevin McCarthy will never be Speaker, no matter which party controls the House.’

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