Loyalty is key to a successful marriage, and so it should go for House Republicans. Just two weeks ago Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged his party not to partake in attacks after 13 moderate GOP lawmakers were branded traitors by their conservative colleagues over votes that went against them, on the Biden infrastructure Bill.
Despite the warning, conservative and ultraconservative lawmakers are again making headlines on LAST Tuesday with the nasty Twitter fight between Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), with Greene calling the swing-district lawmaker “trash” for condemning Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). Mace fired back by using emojis to label Greene as “batshit crazy.” For the possible next Speaker of the House, McCarthy says his conference should focus on their opposition to Democrats' social spending and climate package.
McCarthy’s message appears to have made no impact on the NEW Face of The GOP “Batshit squad “members Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga), Lauren Boebert (R-Co), Matthew Gaetz (R-Fl), Paul Gosar (R-Az). Continue to make a spectacle of the party. In fact, on an episode last week of Rep Matt Gaetz’s podcast where he talks with Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene comments, “there’s many of us that are very unhappy about the failure to hold Republicans accountable, while conservatives like me, Paul Gosar and many others just constantly take the abuse by the Democrats.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene recently bypassed McCarthy when she tattled to Daddy Trump about a fellow republican making her have Boo Boo feelings, then tweeted that she told on her. Stunts like this appear to be pushing more moderate Republicans away from the party.
Mitch McConnell has distanced himself from Trump since the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by Trump insurrectionists, and McCarthy is doing the complete opposite by appearing to look to Trump for approval on anything and everything he does.
It is uncertain at this point whether McCarthy will become the next speaker of the house, which had been a certainty until lately. The party will only have the “bat shit squad” to blame if they fail to gain the majority in 2022.
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