The longer Kevin McCarthy speaks, the more irritated and irritated the House Republicans become behind him.
The people sitting behind McCarthy are supposed to be his cheering section. The Republicans are meant to serve as the fuel that McCarthy continues to fight.
Instead, they look at their phones, look away, and it seems more and more irritated that Kevin McCarthy, who had no more things to say about two minutes after he started talking, would not keep quiet.
Hugo Lowell of The Guardian tweeted:
The GOP leader of the House says as Dems evaporates from the room that just because they leave does not mean he will stop – although Dems apparently does not care anymore and now the Republicans behind him look excited.
Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) 19 November 2021
Speaker Pelosi’s office summed up the general sentiment about McCarthy’s stunt in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:
We’re glad we’re not the only ones who can not follow minority leader McCarthy’s tortuous ridge that has nothing to do with the Build Back Better Act.
Tonight, Kevin McCarthy previewed the Republicans’ very best attacks against the deficit-reducing, inflation-crushing Build Back Better Act.
As he hopefully nears the end, we all wonder: does Kevin McCarthy know where he is now?
McCarthy’s speech had nothing to do with Build Back Better. It was an incoherent bunch of nonsense which showed what kind of unprepared leader McCarthy is.
This is a guarantee that Saturday Night Live will open cold with this. Kevin McCarthy was so bad.
All the Minority Leader achieved was to irritate everyone within earshot, including his own Republicans.
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 Professional Journalists Association and the American Political Science Association