Rep. Gaetz Is Reportedly Polling Dems to Remove Speaker McCarthy

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Reportedly, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is actively collaborating with Democratic members of Congress to oust House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

According to Politico, Gaetz has been privately approaching House Democrats to rally support for his efforts to remove McCarthy from the position of Speaker of the House.

Gaetz’s actions come as he threatens to initiate a vote to oust McCarthy if the latter collaborates with Democrats to prevent a government shutdown.

Among the Democrats Gaetz has reached out to is the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). Jayapal confirmed her conversation with Gaetz, stating that the Progressive Caucus has no intentions of saving McCarthy.

“He’s been talking to everybody about it,” Jayapal said to Politico. “I told him in our caucus, in the Progressive Caucus, we’re not planning to save McCarthy — for a whole host of reasons. And so, we really need to get through the shutdown first.”

Gaetz refuted claims of discussing the matter with Democrats, asserting to Politico that it’s “false” to suggest he sought their support for a potential vote to remove McCarthy from the speaker position. He emphasized his primary concern is “killing” the upcoming short-term spending bill that McCarthy plans to present for voting this Friday.

Allegedly, several Republicans are very unhappy about this move. Some are even hoping for movement from the House Ethics Committee to get Gaetz removed.

Last Tuesday, Gaetz took to Twitter to publicly challenge McCarthy, venting his frustration over what he perceived as inaction regarding the investigation into Hunter Biden. The move by Gaetz was a clear indication of the growing impatience within certain factions of the GOP.

Gaetz has also accused McCarthy of not fulfilling the agreement he made to become speaker in January. At one point, McCarthy told him to stop threatening and just do it.

Representative Gaetz wants McCarthy to shut the government down. That never works out for Republicans.


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Frank S.
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Frank S.
1 month ago

Mark Levin’s question tonight was what specifically is Matt Gaetz’ plan? Apparently Grover Norquist has asked the same thing. Someone should ask Matt.

Greg
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Greg
1 month ago

McCarthy – McConnell, is there any difference. These two, and many others in Congress consider the general public ‘deplorables’. All you people out there, the underclass, the uneducated, the undesirables do not have the necessary class to associate with these ‘pillars’ of society. To fool the public they typically serve on a food line while campaigning, so as not to spend any time one on one. Keep that line moving. You are privileged just to walk by them.

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The Prisoner
1 month ago

I think that is a myth, that the GOP loses over shutdowns. That is merely another one of the establishment farces. When they say it enough, people start believing it.

McCarthy is an irredeemable failure, liar, colluder and coward.

He waited 8 months to create the individual spending bills he committed to creating. Now he wanted to buy more time and his CR just failed badly. What was he doing the past 8 months, other than passing a massive leftist spending bill? I see that Jordan and Comer did not support Ukraine funding. McCarthy is losing important core supporters in the house.

He has 21 members not supporting him, he will easily be removed as speaker if vacate occurs. He lost because, he does not fulfill his promises to his own members.