Donald Trump rolled into the Republican party 5 years ago and changed everything. Now the leadership of the party, people like Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, are left to pick up the pieces.
McConnell is doing a much better job than McCarthy. During a Friday night appearance on MSNBC, Rick Wilson trashed the house minority leader for thinking he’s better than his fellow lawmakers.
Joy Reid said if the senate minority leader, “Nobody’s afraid of this guy. Is there any possibility that caucus, if they somehow manage to turn this nightmare into getting back the majority, are they actually going to make this fool Speaker? Is that something that could really happen?”
Wilson responded, “They know very well in Kevin McCarthy’s little tiny circle of allies that there’s a greater chance that Matt Gaetz or Marjorie Taylor Greene could be elected Speaker, or Donald Trump, than Kevin McCarthy. So he is gonna act like a jackass. He’s gonna do all this performative stuff.”
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 4, 2021
The former Republican strategist continued:
“Look, he thinks of himself as better and different than the rest of the people on the mutant parade that are on that list of other people getting subpoenas. He thinks of himself as much more elevated than those people. And he’s not. He’s rolling around, you know, lie down with dogs, get up with Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jim Jordan and Mo Brooks and the rest of the kooks.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.