If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try Fifteen Times Like Kevin McCarthy

The United States House of Representatives have finally elected a speaker after fifteen contentious, embarrassing attempts. It took four days for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to secure the position, and he had to do some conceding and ass-kissing in the process. While McCarthy is a Republican, he is considered more left than many in the House preferred, often being far too willing to concede to the lunatic demands of the far left. The Republican House was voted in by the people to attempt to restore some normalcy and fiscal responsibility back to America, Matt Gaetz and others of the so called “Freedom Caucus” weren’t going to have it any other way. In the process McCarthy was forced to make certain concessions and promises to flip votes. The alternative? Well, there really wasn’t one considering Democrats unanimously stood behind their appointed leader, Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), who received all 212 votes from his party. A leftist Speaker after the GOP won back the House just wasn’t an option, so McCarthy was forced to make some hard, necessary compromises.

As late as 10 p.m. Friday evening, it appeared that the drama would continue after McCarthy fell one vote shy of the speakership when Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of the ringleaders of the anti-McCarthy faction, voted “present.” However, just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, McCarthy sealed the victory when Gaetz, as well as fellow Republican holdouts Andy Biggs of Arizona, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Eli Crane of Arizona, Bob Good of Virginia, and Matt Rosendale of Montana all voted “present,” allowing McCarthy to be elected speaker with 216 votes. No Republican voted against him in favor of another candidate during that final round of voting.



It was a lot of drama, but necessary drama. Gaetz, Boebert and the rest of the Freedom Caucus was instrumental in assuring that McCarthy would display less of his squishy, RINO disposition and actually work for the best interest of the part and the American people. With the proposed reinstitution of the one-member “motion to vacate”, if McCarthy gets too far out of pocket, one of the Freedom Caucus members could take him to task and draft a resolution to oust the speaker if he fails to deliver on his party platform. Nancy Pelosi famously nixed this rule during her tenure to protect her shady narrative and secure her position of power.

McCarthy vowed that among the “very first hearings” the new Republican-controlled House would conduct would relate to the crisis at the U.S. Southern border and that he and his fellow Republicans would soon vote to “repeal funding for 87,000 new IRS agents.” According to the Daily Mail, he likewise promised:

Restoring the one-member “motion to vacate” the chair rule, which would allow a single representative to introduce a resolution to oust the speaker, should he fail to live up to his promises;

Four seats for Freedom Caucus members on the House Rules Committee, which controls which legislation comes to the floor for a vote;

A vote on term limits for both representatives and senators;

Transferring the power to determine committee leadership to committee members themselves and away from party leadership;

And fiscal responsibility.

The above items that McCarthy acquiesced to are only part of the changes Republicans need to make to attempt to begin to restore normalcy and integrity to the government. Whether or not it happens remains to be seen, but anything, even a RINO like Kevin McCarthy is preferably to Grandma Vodka in the speaker’s role. Time will tell, but now the GOP can begin the long process of fixing Joe Bidens America.

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