The Orange Man has fallen — albeit FOUR YEARS too late. The House weasel caucus is already scrambling to fill the speaker’s spray-tan and tear-stained shoes.
It is infuriating to hear that these people in the House are seriously looking to replace Boehner with his co-conspirator Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
McCarthy — whose voting record is slightly to the right of Renee Ellmers — has stood with Boehner as House conservatives have been retaliated against. He’s stood with Boehner as attempts to kill Obamacare, stop amnesty, and halt debt ceiling increases have been
squashed. (As have fellow House leadership team members Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry.) McCarthy and other House leaders have fretted over demanding the defunding of Planned Parenthood because the fight would likely lead to a government shutdown. Tell me again what’s so bad about a government shutdown.
The drive-bys and the GOPe are trying to tell us the McCarthy coronation is already a done deal. Yet, Florida’s Daniel Webster and Texas’s Jeb Hensarling are reportedly considering a run for the House’s top job.
It’s about more than putting a new body in that job. It’s about finding someone who is committed to honoring the pact made with the voters in 2010, 2012 and 2014 to bring government — especially Barack Obama — to heel.