GOP Grinch Kevin McCarthy tried to stop progress from coming on Thursday night, but it came all the same as the Democrats passed their Build Back Better Bill on Friday morning.
McCarthy’s 8-hour-long rant on the House floor did little more than make him an even bigger laughingstock with his opponents and the media while embarrassing him in front of his colleagues, some of whom publicly did a full 180 with their support.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put out a statement soon after someone finally found McCarthy’s ‘Off’ switch.
Matt Gaetz started out as supporting McCarthy’s old-school filibustering of the Build Back Better vote–because hey, who needs better roads and bridges–but apparently someone from Daddy Dear Leader’s office made a call, because Captain Venmo went back on his word just a few hours later.
I guess Kevin McCarthy lost Matt Gaetz at some point between 10PM last night and 10AM today pic.twitter.com/r5EC1TfyxR
— Sam Brodey (@sambrodey) November 19, 2021
Twitter savaged McCarthy for his histrionic display to try to block the historic bill. Still no explanation for why he doesn’t care about the safety of his constituents, but whatever Dear Leader wants, right Qevin? Plenty of his colleagues got in on the dragging as well.
If you took the worst orator in the world
Gave him the worst speech in the world
And made him read it for the longest time in the world
That would be a lot like listening to Kevin McCarthy tonight.
Except, probably better.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 19, 2021
Thank you @GOPLeader McCarthy for publicly confirming your desire to reward neo-nazi members of Congress who incite violence against women under GOP leadership!
I appreciate your clarity.
Thank you for no longer pretending to distance your caucus from this 🚮 https://t.co/xxpw9u8Unj
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2021
— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@AmoneyResists) November 19, 2021
House Democrats live tweeting the Kevin McCarthy speech, which has now surpassed the 80-minute mark pic.twitter.com/lzRgU7bRqx
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 19, 2021
For the first hours I thought McCarthy’s play was smart for GOP – recite Trump grievances and push #BuildBackBetter vote to claim the bill was passed in the “dark of night.” But instead he rambled so long that he gave Democrats a daytime vote for our signature bill. Thanks! 😎
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) November 19, 2021
The crew over at “Morning Joe” certainly enjoyed roasting McCarthy on Friday morning. “I’m not sure what Kevin was getting at,” host Joe Scarborough said during the panel discussion. “I will say, when you look at the issues, if you go down the issues, and…Democrats have been total idiots over the past six months about all of this. If they can talk about universal pre-K for working moms and universal pre-K for working dads and the other benefits for seniors. I personally hate SALT stuff, it’s a boondoggle, but I will tell you, in every swing district, you go up in New Jersey and New York, and all along, the Democrats just gave swing voters huge tax cuts. If they can talk about the issue, they’ll find it in their district, they are extremely popular.”
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) November 19, 2021
Watch the Morning Joe team’s collective pan of McCarthy’s unhinged and hysterical performance below.