House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy should not be the next Speaker.
First off he is Boehner Jr. He will most likely offer no change in the priorities or legislative plan set by Boehner. He will play ball with the Democrats well and have a hard time keeping conservative Republicans from pointing out all the times leadership abandons principles.
McCarthy will not stand tall when pushed. We saw this on Tuesday night on Fox’s Hannity. McCarthy was pushed by Sean Hannity on what has this Congress accomplished. As Majority Leader, McCarthy shares in the responsibilities of the failures and successes of this Congress. Pushed just a little by a conservative talk show host and McCarthy said something beyond stupid; “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. A select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known that any of that had happened had we not fought to make that happen.” Wow, that is so very wrong that he should now be officially disqualified to be Speaker. He can go back to California and stay there.
Let’s be clear about just how inaccurate McCarthy’s gaffe is. The select committee on the terrorist attack in Benghazi was set up under Congress’ oversight authority to investigate the how and why behind the murders of four Americans. It had nothing to do with anyone’s campaign for anything. Americans died in Benghazi and we need to know everything behind it to hold anyone responsible for any errors or negligence that occurred. And the chairman of the committee Rep. Trey Gowdy has always maintained that and has conducted the committee in a way that is totally consistent with that understanding.
But the Democrats now have their cannon fodder from McCarthy’s inaccurate gaffe. They already pounced on the statement with statements of their own vindicating their partisan suspicious. They are evening taking the disingenuous high road in some of and really pouring on the witch hunt theme hard. And it’s just starting. Really looking forward to the next few weeks, and the Democrats debate, and all the other crap.
Huge gaffe, so big, McCarthy should be done. Imagine how he’ll perform negotiating with Democrats when he screws up so big when pushed back just a little. I was watching the show Tuesday night when it happened and I first shook by head angrily because I know just how wrong and flat out messed up McCarthy’s statement was. Then I started to shake my head again in disappointment because I know the Democrats now have all they need to play their partisan victimhood card in the media. Thanks a lot you fool.
If Kevin McCarthy doesn’t know the reason behind the Benghazi hearings, and if he can’t articulate the message from those hearings, and if he is too stupid to connect the dots of how his words will be used, then he has no business being Speaker of the House.