Speaking on that, Judge Jeanine said “They are making the Republicans look ridiculous. I like Kevin McCarthy … why wasn’t this done ahead of time? Why are we doing this in front of the public? We look like a bunch of fools and Lauren Boebert, all due respect, the woman barely won her race.”
Continuing, she then said “They have no other alternative. They are egomaniacs who’ve got no answers and they ought to just be quiet and just go along with the majority at this point. If you don’t want to vote for a bill, don’t vote for it.”
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Adding context to Judge Jeanine’s obvious frustration with the Congressional holdouts, the Daily Caller reported that:
Boebert and 20 other Republican representatives blocked Kevin McCarthy’s bid for speaker in multiple ballots since Tuesday by denying him the 218 votes necessary to secure the position. The 11 ballots are the most since 1859.
On the 11th ballot, McCarthy only received 200 votes, with 12 going to Republican Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, seven for Republican Rep. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma and one for former President Donald Trump, while Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz of Indiana voted present and Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado missed the vote.
Judge Jeanine’s comments put her at odds with FNC’s Tucker Carlson, who noted that the holdouts have some good points, particularly in thinking that Kevin McCarthy isn’t conservative enough to be the sort of Speaker of the House that the GOP needs right now. Speaking on that, Tucker said:
“Kevin McCarthy…badly wants to be Speaker. In fact, he wants that job more than anything else in his life… But then a group of 20 Republican members stopped him. Now they stopped him because they decided that Kevin McCarthy is not conservative enough to represent a party that’s just taking back the House from Nancy Pelosi. and they are definitely right about that.
“McCarthy is not especially conservative. He is, in fact, ideologically agnostic. He’s flexible. His real constituency is the lobbying community in Washington.”
It also puts Judge Jeanine, and hence non-Tucker Carlson Fox, in direct opposition with the more populist wing of the GOP. There, people like Steve Bannon are arguing that Trump should be made Speaker of the House, saying:
“Here’s the solution. You want to compromise in a coalition and to get the people paid and get on with the business and set up the committees? How about this: 100 days to save America? And in that 100 days, Donald J Trump would be voted tonight or tomorrow to be Speaker of the House. And their opponent said, ‘we’re going to do it for 100 days.’ And in the 100 days, you get everything set up. All the investigations set up.
“And Trump begins the negotiations now: ‘not want to run out of money? This at all the crisis is going to hit us in the summer, fall with that sort of cash and put the gun to your head. We’re out of cash and Full Faith and Credit get into it. No, let’s start it. Now. We know what this is about. You’re not going to hide anymore, and you’re not going to lie anymore. You’re not going to spend any more.’
“If you want somebody in the room that understands how to do these types of negotiation, his entire professional career doing that is Donald J. Trump. 100 days. Let’s get him in the room. And let’s do the debt ceiling. Let’s do all the upper let’s do the spending. Let’s talk about the madness. And let’s talk about the Federal Reserve. Who knows more about money, your interest rates and Donald Trump?”
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