Interim-Speaker McHenry Will Not Run for Re-election
Oh my… the establishment mass exodus from Congress on the right side of the aisle is officially in effect.
It would now appear that establishment Republicans are ceding control of the GOP caucus over to MAGA.
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) has announced that he will not be running for re-election.
Time to Go
We have already seen a handful of establishment Republicans announce they were leaving office, but now some big names are dropping.
The ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is having a trickledown effect that is going to leave some large holes in the GOP roster and may even make it virtually impossible for the GOP to hold the House in 2024.
McHenry will finish out his current term, but he will not run for re-election, stating, "This is not a decision I come to lightly, but I believe there is a season for everything and—for me—this season has come to an end.
"Past, present, and future, the House of Representatives is the center of our American republic. Through good and bad, during the highest of days and the lowest, and from proud to infamous times, the House is the venue for our nation’s disagreements bound up in our hopes for a better tomorrow.
“It is a truly special place and—as an American—my service here is undoubtedly my proudest."
This comes just prior to McCarthy announcing that he is resigning his position at the end of this year.
McCarthy announced his resignation on Wednesday, stating, “I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways.
"I know my work is only getting started."
McCarthy added that he will continue to support the party by fundraising for GOP candidates, which has always been his strong suit.
Something tells me that come next year, we are going to hear an announcement that McCarthy has joined Trump’s campaign.
McCarthy’s resignation now leaves the GOP majority razor-thin, with no margin for error.
It is tough to imagine them being able to hold the House, which would paralyze a Republican president in 2024.
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel better get rolling or she will leave her position in 2024 with the party a complete and utter mess in the House.