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Gaetz, Boebert Take Ugly Shots at Donald Trump Over McCarthy Support

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Things are not going well in the House of Representatives early this week, as Kevin McCarthy’s bid for the Speaker’s gavel continues to find opposition from members of the far right wing of the Republican Party.

In fact, as of this writing, McCarthy looks poised to lose his 6th consecutive ballot in a spectacle that hasn’t occurred in this country for at least 100 years.

On Tuesday night, former President Donald Trump weighed in and pushed for the party to push through and confirm McCarthy.

At least two MAGA Republicans pushed back…and hard.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican congressman-elect who rose to prominence under former President Donald Trump’s wing, went rogue after the former president endorsed GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California for House speaker.

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Gaetz told Fox News Digital that Trump’s endorsement of McCarthy for speaker has not changed the congressman’s view on the former president or GOP leader, nor has swayed his vote.

“Sad!” Gaetz said in a Wednesday statement. “This changes neither my view of McCarthy, nor Trump, nor my vote.”

Trump’s statement was a full-on endorsement of McCarthy.

“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,” Trump posted on Truth Social.

“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,” the 2024 presidential candidate continued.

“Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!” Trump predicted.

Trump’s statement didn’t only irk Gaetz, with Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert taking aim at the former President as well.

What path forward will we find?  There is no telling at this moment in history.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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