Liz Warren Lashes Out at Kevin McCarthy in Wild, Ugly Rant
Americans have long understood that their political system is ugly. We allow our elected officials to spend plenty of time dragging each other instead of actually working on our behalf because it’s ostensibly entertaining , but there is a limit to what we should allow ourselves to endure.
This week’s latest lurch into the absurd comes to us from Liz Warren, who launched into a wild and uncouth tirade against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., denounced House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Sunday as “a liar and a traitor” after audio leaked in which he said he would call on former President Trump to resign after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.Advertisement - story continues below
“I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign,” McCarthy explained what he would tell Trump in the Jan. 10, 2021 audio recording published Thursday by the Times, referring to the impeachment resolution.
Warren had no qualms about getting ugly.
“Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor,” Warren told co-anchor Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked about the recording.
“This is outrageous. And that is really the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now, that they say one thing to the American public and something else in private,” she continued.
“They understand that it is wrong what happened, an attempt to overthrow our government. And that the Republicans instead want to continue to try to figure out how to make 2020 election different, instead of spending their energy on how it is that we go forward in order to build an economy, in order to make this country work better for the people who sent us to Washington,” she went on, adding, “Shame on Kevin McCarthy.”
The Democrats have consistently grown more agitated as they approach the 2022 midterms, likely due to long-held fears that a “red wave” will knock them out of the majority in both the House and Senate. Warren’s outburst plays into this trend in a very recognizable way.