Is former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) out for revenge against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)?
As most of you probably know by now, the House is about to move on a motion to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from Congress.
McCarthy believes the same fate could be waiting for Gaetz.
Out for Revenge
I have fully supported the expulsion of Santos, but I cannot say the same for Gaetz, and I really don’t like the guy.
I thought McCarthy was a coward for not moving ahead and expelling Santos when it became clear that he had misled voters, so of course I am going to support him getting ousted now that he has 23 federal indictments against him and a scathing Ethics Committee report.
Gaetz, however, is a different story altogether.
Gaetz has faced several investigations, coming away clean each and every time, so I am not sure what McCarthy thinks they have on him now.
This comes off as a power play to me by McCarthy to try to teach Gaetz a lesson for having McCarthy ousted as Speaker.
Gaetz even hinted at this last month, stating, “I am the most investigated man in the United States Congress.
“It seems that the Ethics Committee’s interest in me waxes and wanes based on my relationship with the speaker.”
McCarthy dropped the bombshell about Gaetz on “Sunday Morning Futures,” stating, “I think once that Ethics complaint comes forward, he could have the same problem as Santos has.
“I think the conference would be probably better united to be able to move forward and get this all done.”
All Gaetz did was do what the rules allowed him to do. Now, I thought he should have had a plan in place to replace McCarthy, but that is a different topic altogether from making the motion to vacate.
If the House makes a motion to expel Gaetz and it is successful, I think you will have an uprising in the GOP like we have never seen before.
Like I said, I don’t like the guy, but I firmly believe he did nothing that warrants him being expelled from Congress.