Against all odds, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy managed to pass a spending bill. This bill includes cuts to Biden’s radical agenda and does not give any more money to Ukraine. This also prevented a government shutdown, which would have hurt Americans more than congressmen.
Despite this, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is waging a campaign against Kevin McCarthy. He is turning on his own party leader, putting forward a motion to remove him from the speakership. Gaetz has accused McCarthy of allying with Democrats–something Gaetz will have to do if he wishes his motion to pass.
McCarthy was in no way pleased with Gaetz’s scheme–and he is laying down the law.
“Matt voted against the most conservative ability to protect our border, secure our border. He’s more interested in securing TV interviews than doing something…”
“So be it. Bring it on,” he continued. “Let’s get over with it and let’s start governing. If he’s upset because he tried to push us in a shutdown, and I made sure government didn’t shut down, then let’s have that fight.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Ouch! McCarthy accused Gaetz of using the shutdown drama just to get more airtime. He said the Florida Republican opposed a conservative agenda of protecting the border. McCarthy appears confident Gaetz’s motion will fail.
McCarthy has served in the House longer than Gaetz and probably has more allies than he. Gaetz’s motion would likely fail, embarrassing the hot-headed Republican and tarnishing his reputation. On top of that, some Republicans are accusing the man of trying to distract from his ethics violations. And they have plans to shut him down for good.
Some House Republican members are reportedly preparing to file a motion to expel Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) from Congress pending a forthcoming report from the House Ethics Committee about his alleged behavior. [Source: Daily Wire]
Gaetz has been accused of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use, and other misconduct. Par for the course, for most congressmen. But some suspect he is staging this attack on McCarthy to prevent people from learning about his own indiscretions.
It’s unknown if Gaetz is really guilty of these allegations. But the timing of his attack might stink to high heaven for many supporters. If he was smart, he’d withdraw his motion and work with Republicans to help Americans.
Gaetz’s constant grandstanding and self-promotion is only sowing chaos, preventing any kind of unity that could result in much-needed reforms. Unfortunately, this is all too common in the U.S. Congress.
Author: Bo Dogan