Republican Accountability Project to Kevin McCarthy: “Clean Up Your Own House” Instead of Censuring Maxine Waters

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The Republican Accountability Project slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in a new ad, urging him to address the behavior of members within his own party rather than censure Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for remarks she made ahead of the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. read more

Swalwell Criticizes McCarthy for Requesting Swalwell Be Removed from Intelligence Committee

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Representative Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after McCarthy requested Swalwell be removed from the House Intelligence Committee after Fox News reported about Swalwell’s relationship with an alleged Chinese spy named Fang Fang who helped raise money for Swalwell’s campaign and placed at least one intern in his office. read more

Opinion: COVID Relief Fiasco Reveals McConnellism Rivals Trumpism In Disregard for Americans’ Welfare

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Americans have been living under a political system arguably best characterized as a tyranny of the minority for some time.  Certainly, for the past four years the nation has suffered the insidious rule of a president who lost the popular vote by 3 million tallies in the 2016 election, just as the nation was hornswoggled into a devastatingly costly war—in human, financial, and geopolitical terms—and financial disaster from 2000 to 2008 by the Bush-Cheney regime, which also sneaked into office having lost the popular vote.  And even when the majority vote was able to elect Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, it had to do so in the context of still-existent gerrymandered districting that meant in many cases, in down-ballot races, Republican candidates could win local elections in states that still featured an overwhelming Democratic electorate. read more

Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy Reportedly Skipping Ceremony Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Two of the most senior Republicans in Congress will not attend a ceremony at the Capitol today honoring the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to reporting from NBC.

NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt reported on Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was listed as not attending while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy won’t attend either.

Mitch McConnell is on the ‘list of regrets’ for the ceremony honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Capitol today, — where she is the first woman ever to lie in state, a source tells me,” Hunt tweeted.

.@senatemajldr Mitch McConnell is on the “list of regrets” for the ceremony honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Capitol today, — where she is the first woman ever to lie in state, a source tells me

@GOPLeader is also not expected to attend and has not been seen read more

Rep. Kevin McCarthy: I’ll Force Vote to Remove Pelosi If She Tries to Impeach Trump Again

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has threatened to force a vote to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if she has the Democrat-controlled house file articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump again. Pelosi had earlier said Democrats have “options” to delay the president from nominating someone to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week.

“If [Pelosi] revamps a baseless impeachment, we will work to remove her from the speakership,” McCarthy said during an appearance on Fox and Friends.

“We could make a motion on the floor to have another vote on Speaker, of whether she stays,” he added. “That would put a lot of people in a tough situation. Because, if she is going after the president for impeachment because he is upholding his constitutional duty, that would be very interesting for any member to stand with her on that decision…that would be shocking to me, but it wouldn’t be farfetched for the Speaker to try.”

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Trump Invited QAnon Congressional Hopeful Marjorie Greene to His Acceptance Speech

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Last week, Donald Trump was for his thoughts on QAnon during a White House press briefing. Rather than denounce the fringe conspiracy theorist group, the President boasted that they “really liked him.”

The question was prompted by the primary success of Georgia’s Marjorie Greene, who is likely to become the first QAnon congressperson. Trump is now leaning into his support for Greene, as he has sent her an invitation to his nomination acceptance speech on Thursday.

Sharing a photo of an invitation, Greene gleefully tweeted today, “I’m honored and thrilled to be invited to attend President Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday evening at the White House. I’m also equally excited to vote for him again November 3rd, and I’m working hard all over Georgia to help him win.”

I’m honored and thrilled to be invited to attend President Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday evening at the White House.

I’m also equally excited to vote for him again November 3rd, and I’m working hard all over Georgia to help him win.#gapol #sass pic.twitter.com/ADBTkXeEyH read more

New Nickname? Kevin McCarthy Refers to Louie Gohmert as Congressman Covid

For months now, many Republicans have avoided wearing masks when appearing in government buildings. Lawmakers like Jim Jordan and Rand Paul have made a bit of a show of their refusal to take extra precautions during the pandemic.

Texas’ Louie Gohmert is yet another GOP congressman who has often refused to wear a mask in public. That decision came back to bite him on Wednesday when it was announced that he had come down with Covid.

While answering questions from reporters, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy coined Gohmert with a new and unfortunate nickname.

“We want to be able to trace them, put them out,” said McCarthy. “And just as Congressman Covid, uh, Congressman Louie Gohmert says that he didn’t have any symptoms. And there could be other people like that.”

Gohmert has been widely mocked for coming down with the illness as he has refused to wear masks the past few months. He told CNN’s Manu Raju in June, “I don’t have the coronavirus. … As of yesterday, I’ve never had it. But if I get it, you’ll never see me without a mask.”

The Congressman also reportedly returned to his office following the diagnosis because he wanted to personally tell his staff he’d been infected.

Gohmert even continued to question the use of face masks and wondered if they could have contributed to his positive test. He remarked Wednesday to a Texas TV station, “I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, if I might have put some germs, some of the virus on the mask and breathed it in.”

Louie Gohmert, a Republican congressman who steadfastly refused to wear a mask, tested positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/vD0rCqYc1E pic.twitter.com/YjKr4YMtDD read more