Thanks to Donald Trump, the GOP has never had more extremist elected officials in their party. And Reps. like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan, Paul Gosar and Lauren Boebert create controversy on a near daily basis.
Kevin McCarthy, while he is willing to condemn his own when they say something controversial, has also been slow to punish them. But all his protection of the lunatic fringe may be for naught. According to strategist Sarah Longwell, the far-right can’t wait to get rid of the house minority leader.
Longwell was responding to recent comments from Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Georgia congresswoman claimed tgar McCarthy didn’t have the votes to remain in his position.
The strategist shared a message from Adam Kinzinger where wrote, “I hate to LOL this but I must, Kevin McCarthy is a living example of what happens when you try to hug a skunk.”
Longwell responded, “None of these GOP pols seem to realize that their appeasement strategy with the (now abundant) lunatics in the party simply creates the conditions for their own demise. They’re coming for you GOP Leader.”
None of these GOP pols seem to realize that their appeasement strategy with the (now abundant) lunatics in the party simply creates the conditions for their own demise. They’re coming for you @GOPLeader. https://t.co/nfy74mR4GH
— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) November 26, 2021
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