Matt Gaetz says Kevin McCarthy ‘should not be the leader of Republican conference’ [Video]


  • Rep. Matt Gaetz slammed Rep. Kevin McCarthy at CPAC on Saturday, saying the House minority leader should not lead the Republican conference.
  • McCarthy has faced repeated criticism about his leadership from his Republican colleagues.
  • Bannon asked the cheering crowd if they want Jim Jordan as McCarthy’s replacement.

Rep. Matt Gaetz slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s leadership during a conversation with Steve Bannon at CPAC on Saturday. Gaetz said McCarthy should not lead the Republican conference.

Airing live from CPAC, Bannon asked Gaetz if things would be “same old, same old” in a Republican-led Congress during an episode of Bannon’s War Room podcast.

Gaetz said a GOP-led Congress would probe the origins of COVID-19 and claims of voter fraud then slammed McCarthy.

“If anyone posits to be the leader of our party and our movement, they cannot stand for the swamp, and the establishment, and the bureaucratic permanent state,” Gaetz said. “They have to stand with us in exposing these issues. And if Kevin McCarthy will not allow us to be able to find out the answers, he should not be the leader of the Republican conference.”

Bannon then asked the crowd: “What do you think about that?”

“Do we want Jim Jordan?” Bannon asked the cheering crowd, implying that Ohio Rep. Jordan could replace McCarthy.

Jordan, who was one of McCarthy’s opponents for speaker in 2018, said in 2020 that he would back McCarthy for speaker in 2022 if the GOP gets Congress back.

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert also slammed McCarthy on Saturday. In a speech at CPAC, Boebert warned that those who did not work with her on issues like “securing the Southern border” would not get her support for re-election or the role of speaker.

“We will not tolerate another GOP speaker that works with Democrats more than Republicans,” she said.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said in November she did not think McCarthy had the majority of GOP’s support to be the speaker.

“I can’t respect leadership that doesn’t hold people accountable, yet allows people like me, Paul Gosar, to be constantly trampled on and abused, and then will throw us under the bus at the first given chance. I’m really sick of it,” Greene said during an episode of Gaetz’s “Firebrand” podcast.

In April, audio was leaked of McCarthy telling House GOP members on January 10, 2021, that he was going to tell Trump to resign after the Capitol riot. Gaetz slammed McCarthy at the time, then hinted that he would support Jordan for GOP leader over the California lawmaker.

In April, Fox News host Tucker Carlson called McCarthy a “puppet of the Democratic Party” who “in private, sounds like an MSNBC contributor.”

Trump also criticized McCarthy for his leadership, claiming in November that Republicans could have stayed in power if McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had “fought harder.” Though he endorsed McCarthy for re-election, calling him “strong and fearless” in June.

Source: Insider

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13 thoughts on “Matt Gaetz says Kevin McCarthy ‘should not be the leader of Republican conference’ [Video]

    1. AMERICAS enemies come in different shapes and sizes and most of them are obviously marxist oriented,BUT,and that is a big but,we don’t really know who the ones that appear to be the real AMERICANS are,do we know who all of the”RINOS”really are.Maybe term limits would help,I see a lot of cases where it might help,but the rest are not that obvious.

  1. I get tired of these types of confrontations. To straighten out our government one law would do wonders. After a person is voted into a position in our government every time a political party is mentioned the offending elected person is fined 10,000 dollars. Immediately and with no acception. After a person is elected by the people they work for the people not a political party. These people that profess loyalties to a political party are treasonous and have set up a shadow government. Non elected people in government that speak of political parties would instantly lose there jobs.

  2. When is Matt Gretzky going to be called to tax for his “alleged” sex traffic charges? We’ve heard about these supposed issues for over a year. WHEN are we going to get results? Meanwhile gGaetz to continues to act like an idiot.

  3. Kevin McCarthy is now and always has been an easily duped young man that has no core beliefs, this is absolutely the worse type of individual to have in a leadership role.

  4. I also agree that Jim Jordan should be the speaker. He won’t back down and will fight for what is right for our country. We don’t need a namby pamby speaker, we need a fighter!

  5. It’s obvious McCarthy should’t be potential House Speaker,he lacks backbone to confront & defeat the wacko left wing & Moslem crowd that now dominates he House & Senate !Jordan has proven himself to be fearless when attacked by a crooked press and fellow congressmen who desire the overthrow of our current form of government !!!

  6. o believe its time for more proactive republicans to take control. We know mcconnell and Mccarthy are involved with the deep state.We need people in vharge who are going to hold democratic criminals and the deep stater esponsible and send these bastards to prison where they belong. Only then wi;; we fix this country.

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