House minority leader Kevin McCarthy suffered the ultimate humiliation after 13 House Republicans voted in favor of the infrastructure bill.
The 13 House Republicans who voted for the bill were Rep Don Bacon; of Nebraska; Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York; Don Young of Alaska; Adam Kinzinger of Illinois; Fred Upton of Michigan; Jeff Van Drew and Chris Smith of New Jersey; Andrew Garbarino, John Katko and Tom Reed of New York; Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio; Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania; and David McKinley of West Virginia.
Kevin McCarthy is humiliated and exposed
National Overview calls on Kevin McCarthy to be removed from leadership, “Every Republican who voted for this monstrosity that is not already retiring must be primed and defeated by candidates who will actually resist the Left agenda. Those who retire should be ashamed for the rest of their lives. Nor is it too soon to ask whether Representative Kevin McCarthy should be expelled from leadership for his inability to hold his caucus together over such a crucial vote. “
Kevin McCarthy already shows that if Republicans take back the House, he is too weak and meaningless to lead them. McCarthy could not keep his caucus together on a crucial vote. Democrats would have come up with the three votes they needed, even if 13 Republicans did not cross, but it was important for McCarthy to show he could lead, and he fell flat on his face.
It was a significant victory for the Democrats, but a total humiliation for Kevin McCarthy which was a sign of things to come for the Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Awards and professional membership
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association