Don’t feel sorry for Kevin McCarthy. He was offered a proposal before the first vote that would have secured him the 218 votes needed to win the speakership, but according to Rep. Boebert he got really arrogant and “smugly rejected” it. Rep Boebert says it was a “common sense” proposal, and McCarthy treated it like it was some annoying house fly. Typical establishment jerk.
Bizpacreview reported that Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado said Tuesday that Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California “smugly rejected” a “common sense” proposal that would have secured him the speakership on the first ballot.
“I have been working for months behind the scenes to create unity,” Boebert told “Special Report” host Bret Baier. “Just last night two colleagues and myself walked into Kevin McCarthy’s office and presented him a very common sense proposal, a deal that got him 218 votes, the gavel on the first ballot and he smugly rejected that.”
McCarthy failed to garner the 218 votes needed to become speaker in three ballots Tuesday, receiving 203 votes in the first two ballots, before Republican Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida switched his vote to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on the third ballot, leaving the California Republican with 202. Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York secured 212 votes from Democrats in all three ballots.
“It was very common-sense things like putting forward a border security bill. Putting forward a term limits bill. Having a measure in place where any member of Congress who offers an amendment to reduce the federal debt, well, that’s made in order,” Boebert continued.
McCarthy attempted to secure the 218 votes necessary to become speaker by agreeing to some proposals from the House Freedom Caucus, but was unable to convince the holdouts to support him in Tuesday’s votes.
We’re aso hearing reports that McCarthy is angry because he feels like this was “his turn” and it’s being taken away from him.
Well, you know who else had that entitled attitude? Hillary Clinton.
And look what happened to her?
Kevin isn’t entitled to anything. The American people are the ones entitled, and we deserve to be represented by leadership tat shares our vision and values.
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