Joining the rising tide of anti-Establishment GOP sentiment that’s rising following the disappointing midterms, midterms many believe to have been a disappointment because of how the Conservative Inc. apparatchiks and politicians decided to spend advertising dollars.
As part of that sentiment, the more MAGA-minded members of the GOP’s House of Reps contingent are working on posing a challenge to Kevin McCarthy, who is widely expected to be Speaker of the House.
Joining them this week was Rep. Norman of South Carolina who, when speaking to Just the News, said:
“I’m not going to support Kevin McCarthy. Washington is broken. There’s a cancer in this country and it can’t be fixed with aspirin. It’s called overspending. When you’re bankrupt, you can’t function as a country.”
Continuing, Rep. Norman explained that McCarthy hadn’t adopted a budget that would start to get the deficit under control, saying:
“I had asked Mr. McCarthy during one of our meetings to agree to the seven year budget that the Republican Study Committee had put out to pay off the deficit and to get this country back. He said no. I’m simply not going along with another 20 year budget, which is what he wanted to propose.”
And who will Rep. Norman support instead of Rep. McCarthy for the Speaker of the House position? Rep. Andy Biggs, who recently announced that he’d be running against McCarthy. Declaring his support for Biggs over McCarthy, Rep. Norman said:
“Andy Biggs would make a great one. He’s knowledgeable. There are a growing number of us who have just lost faith that McCarthy could do the job. The speaker is the most important position at this point in time in this country.”
“We have a new paradigm here, and I think the country wants a different direction from the House of Representatives. And it’s a new world, and, yes, I’m going to be nominated tomorrow to — to the position of Speaker of the House.
“We’ll see if we can get the job done and the votes,” Biggs said. “It’s going to be tough. I mean, Kevin — Kevin has raised a lot of money and done a lot of things. But this is not just about Kevin. I think it’s about the institutional direction and trajectory.”
Surprisingly, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia discussed why having someone other than McCarthy in leadership might not be a good idea when speaking to Real America’s Voice, saying:
“I actually think that’s a bad strategy when we’re looking at having a very razor-thin majority, with potentially 219 [seats], we’re talking about one vote.
“The danger is this: Do we want to watch a challenge for Speaker of the House simply because the ‘Never Kevin’ movement, just like we’ve seen a ‘Never Trump’ movement — do we want to see that challenge open the door to Nancy Pelosi handing the gavel to Liz Cheney?”
So, though Biggs is building some support, it seems doubtful he will win, as not even the entirety of the MAGA contingent is rallying around him.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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