G. McConway
December 18, 2023

McCarthy Takes Parting Shots on Final Day in Congress

On Friday, former Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) walked out of the Capitol for the final team as a member of Congress.

McCarthy recently announced that not only was he not going to run for re-election, but he would be resigning his seat at the end of the 2023 session.

As he walked out the door, just as we predicted, he tried to burn down the House behind him.

Parting Shots

All one needs to do is listen to the anger in McCarthy’s voice when he talks about being removed as Speaker to know there is a grudge that he wants to settle with Rep. Gaetz (R-FL), who put the motion to vacate on the floor against McCarthy.

And it is no longer just Gaetz, as McCarthy is now calling out the other eight Republicans who voted with Democrats to remove him for creating “this mess.”

McCarthy continues to maintain that Gaetz only went after him because of an ethics probe, which McCarthy seems to think could remove Gaetz from Congress.

He added, "Gatez is never a serious person. I mean, when you think about what has transpired, and you talk about someone being selfish, this is all about an ethics complaint that he had a Congress before, that he looked at just himself, that he doesn't want it to come forward for America to know."

Something I found rather surprising was that McCarthy also took a veiled shot at Speaker Johnson for removing Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from Congress, stating, “I would have leaned to some other punishment for him.”

He also seemed to be upset that Johnson had not consulted with him on anything, stating, “He hasn’t called for advice. I wrote a note for whoever became Speaker and left it there with some advice.”

Just watch this interview, especially the segments where he talks about Cheney and Gaetz, not to mention his comments about Congress breaking for recess with so many issues unsettled…

To me, that is a man bent on revenge, and the party is far better off without him than with him in office.

My only fear now is that if Trump does win this election, McCarthy will get a high-profile position in Trump’s administration.

I could easily see him being made chief of staff for Trump, which would be a nightmare for Gaetz and the others who joined him to remove McCarthy.

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