45th President Donald Trump praised the rebels who held out against the nomination of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker, saying they were “just fed up.”
Kevin McCarthy was elected to Speaker of the House last week, after a record-breaking 15 rounds of voting on the House floor, making it the longest Speaker election since 1856. At one point, 20 Republican rebels were voting against McCarthy, with one abstainer. Prominent rebels included Reps. Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, and Paul Gosar.
Speaking to a crowd at his Mar-a-Lago home over the weekend, Trump, who had initially warned Republicans voting against McCarthy that they risked turning “A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT,” instead said that he wanted to “give credit to Matt Gaetz and all the people that we dealt with.”
President Trump weighs in on House Speaker vote ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/H0xHhrC43q
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) January 4, 2023
“They were just fed up,” Trump said. “All of them [are] good people, [and] they had just had enough,” he added. Trump did not elaborate on what specifically about McCarthy or the GOP establishment they were “just fed up” with.
As he noted in a later Truth Social post, he said that the rebels had done the Republican Party a “tremendous service,” making the process of choosing the Speaker more important. “I believe the Republican Party is much stronger now and much more unified because of what took place,” he said.
“I really believe that that four days of trauma has made the Republican Party a much stronger party, a much better party,” he added. According to media reports,Trump was instrumental in getting the final few rebels to get behind McCarthy, placing calls to them while on the House floor, and helping make deals behind the scenes.
Confirming Trump spoke with Biggs and Gaetz on the phone… https://t.co/J0o2eWzXnG
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) January 7, 2023
It was the perfect phone call. pic.twitter.com/aRpf5pefoU
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 7, 2023
Trump said that he thought McCarthy was already doing a “terrific job,” and that he was “really bolstered” by the drawn-out election. “To Kevin I give a special congratulations, cause you have to say one thing, he doesn’t give up, cause a lot of people would have left three days ago,” Trump quipped. “He had to sit through 15 or 16 of those deals, and it could not have been easy.”
January 11, 2023 at 5:47 pm
Last week was long due to the number of ballots. Once all of this was explained & made sense & now americans are feeling the rewards.
Finally, finally someone is doing investigations into Biden, his crime family, Afghanistan, the border, his working with the Chinese putting our national security at risk. Americans want action to show these bumps are not above the law as they think they are.
January 12, 2023 at 12:44 am
Aside from the long overdue revisions in the House Rules, what exactly has Kevin McCarthy done so far that deserves showering this RINO GOP establishment rat with any praise?
Take for example the decision to defund the 87,000 new jackbooted thug IRS agents. What exactly has that accomplished? That legislation will go over to the Senate and the Communist-Democrats will promptly kill it. And, even if, by some bizarre circumstances, it somehow manages to squeak through and pass – it will go to Pedo Joe’s desk in the White House and he’ll veto it.
Kevin McCarthy will spend the next 2 years voting to pass all kinds of legislation that appeals to the pro-MAGA, pro-America First, populist and Nationalist wing of the GOP – but it will all be nothing but smoke and mirrors. As long as the Communist-Dems control the Senate and cling to the White House – Kevin McCarthy will not be able to pass any pro-MAGA legislation that has a snowball’s chance of being signed into law.
Is Trump too dumb to realize that?