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- Extremely Despondent Jim Jordan Tells CNN McCarthy ‘Didn’t Deserve This’Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared despondent following Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) ousting as speaker of the House on Tuesday. In an exchange with CNN, Jordan said, “I thought it was unfair to Kevin. Kevin, I think, has done a fine job and he and I came in together. He’s a good man, um, and he didn’t deserve this, in my judgment.” Asked whether he would run for speaker, Jordan replied, “That’s a decision for the conference.” Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) also condemned McCarthy’s ouster during an interview with CNN, telling the network, “I think Kevin recognizes that nobody can meet their demands and the conference is going to have figure out how we deal with, you know, eight people that are here that candidly aren’t interested in governing, they’re more interested in, you know, grifting.” Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI) said, “Republicans who have been claiming… ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- Matt Gaetz Is Already Criticizing the Acting Speaker Of the House For ‘Moving In the Wrong Directi...Hours after organizing the removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as speaker of the House, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) had some choice words for his (temporary) replacement. Gaetz filed a motion to vacate the chair, thus triggering a vote of the House on whether to oust McCarthy. Just eight Republicans joined 208 Democrats in voting “Yea,” but that was more than enough that were needed to join a united Democratic front to remove McCarthy. The Florida lawmaker made the rounds on television afterward and at one point landed on Newsmax’s The Balance, where he griped about Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R-NC). “I have a lot of friends in Congress,” said host Eric Bolling. “A lot of congresspeople, whether they support you vocally and publicly or not, a lot of them felt, ‘Yes, you did the right thing, but the chaos that may ensue from this… ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- ‘They Are Not Conservatives’: McCarthy Flames ‘Angry and Chaotic’ GOP Hardliners On His Way ...Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) railed against the Republican members of Congress who voted to oust him as speaker on Tuesday, arguing they did not “have the right” to call themselves conservatives. After a reporter said McCarthy had been “pushed out by so-called more conservative members,” McCarthy interrupted, “They are not conservatives. They voted against, one, the greatest cut in history that Congress has ever voted for, two trillion. They voted against work requirements. They voted against NEPA reform. They voted against border security.” He continued: They don’t get to say they are conservative because they are angry and they are chaotic. That’s not the party I belong to. The party of Reagan was if you believed in your principles, that you could govern in a conservative way. They are not conservatives and they do not have the right to have the title. During the same speech,… ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- Acting Speaker Orders Pelosi To Vacate Her Office: ‘The Room Will Be Re-Keyed’Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images Mere hours after taking over as speaker pro tempore with the ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Tuesday, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) ordered former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to vacate her office by Wednesday. “Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed,” an email sent to Pelosi’s office viewed by Politico stated. The email added that the room will be used “for speaker office use.” Pelosi is currently using a hideaway office, which only a handful of members receive. Given that she is speaker emerita, McCarthy allowed Pelosi to occupy the space. McHenry, who is a McCarthy ally, is clearly less keen on it. She slammed the move, calling it “a sharp departure from tradition.” Pelosi may have some difficulty leaving the office by tomorrow, as Pelosi is in San Francisco attending memorial services for her friend and former Sen. Dianne… ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- McCarthy Says He ‘Loved Every Minute’ Of His 269 Days As SpeakerRep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke to reporters just hours after being removed as speaker of the House on Tuesday, telling reporters he “loved” his tenure as speaker, which lasted 269 days. The former speaker was ousted after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filed a motion to vacate the chair, thus triggering a vote of the full House as to the fate of McCarthy’s future. Just eight Republicans voted to remove McCarthy, but with 208 Democrats also voting in favor, the motion carried. McCarthy recalled being rejected for an internship at the congressional office he was later elected to. “I got elected to the seat I couldn’t get an internship for,” he said. “I ended up being the 55th speaker of the House – one of the greatest honors. I loved every minute. And the one thing I will tell you is, doing the right thing isn’t always… ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Michael Cohen Predicts ‘Petulant Child’ Trump Will Violate Gag Order By Tomorrow MorningMichael Cohen, the former attorney to Donald Trump, predicted on Tuesday that the former president would violate his newly-imposed gag order by Wednesday morning. Asked by MSNBC host Katie Phang, “How quickly will Donald Trump violate this gag order?” Cohen said: Probably before we all wake up. You know, the problem with Donald is he’s like a petulant child. As soon as you tell him, “You cannot do this,” he’s going to figure out a way to do it. It becomes his nature. If you tell him no, he wants to turn around and say, “I can do whatever I want. I’m more important, I’m bigger, I’m stronger than you, I’m going to do anything that I want.” I would have liked to have seen from Judge Engoron what type of penalties that he would impose. Rest assured, before this trial is over, there are going… ..... Read More.4 hours ago