Since he began leading Republicans in congress, Kevin McCarthy has dealt with controversy in the same way. Rather than addressing any problem, the California Rep. simply ignores it and hopes it goes away.
That has been on full display with the Paul Gosar issue. McCarthy refused to take action after the Arizona congressman posted a video where he killed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And until the party addresses these things, Joe Scarborough says, they don’t deserve power.
The former GOP Rep. began:
“You have [Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene with the poster with an AR-15 and had ‘the squad,’ said she was coming after them. You have other violent imagery, and these are the very people who are saying Kevin McCarthy is not being loyal enough to us, regardless of whether it is violent, fascist-style imagery or if they’re talking about space lasers or the most extreme conspiracy theories. They just hurt the party overall. McCarthy is trying to have it both ways, and you just can’t have it both ways.”
Scarborough continued, “This is your Republican Party, folks, that wants to take control,” he added. “I mean, it needs some — they need some strong leadership. People that are going to speak out against the craziest, most dangerous, most violent, most fascist elements of that party, so they can win the mainstream in 2022.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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