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Newt Gingrich RIPS Anti-McCarthy Republicans

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In just a few hours’ time, the GOP’s most recent civil war will come to a head.

This time around, it’s a battle for the role of House Speaker, where longtime Trump ally Kevin McCarthy is still attempting to secure the requisite votes to take the job.  He’s facing a rather surprising amount of resistance, however, and some of the GOP’s most prominent figures are now suggesting that the whole thing is a bit ridiculous.

This includes former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who took to Fox News this week to make his thoughts on the subject known.

Gingrich said, “This is a fight between a handful of people and the entire rest of the conference. And they’re saying they have the right to screw up everything. Well, the precedent that sets is; so do the moderates, so do the members from Florida. I mean, any five people can get up and say, ‘I’m going to screw up the conference, too.’ The choice is Kevin McCarthy or chaos.”

He continued, “I think it is a remarkably shortsighted and, candidly, selfish position, and I don’t understand where they’re coming from.”

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He added, “These five guys decide to go out as kamikazes and see if they can sink the whole Republican Party. That’s what they’re doing. It’s not about Kevin McCarthy. It’s about the right of any five members to basically throw away the entire rest of the conference and tell the rest of the conference it doesn’t matter.”

Guest host Griff Jenkins asked, “Why would they do that? Newt, that makes absolutely no sense.”

Gingrich said, “I think it’s a psychological problem. These guys can’t count straight. They can’t play tic-tac-toe. They can’t accept victory.”

McCarthy faces a vote for the position on Tuesday, and there appears to be no consensus as to what the results may be.

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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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