On Wednesday, the House Republicans gave a standing ovation to Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as he continues to battle against the media and liberals ahead of this year’s crucial midterm elections.
Before the House Republican Conference, Representative Kevin McCarthy spoke in a “full-throated defense” of the NY Times recordings that were released late last month.
During his speech, he offered a variety of hypotheticals about then-President Trump’s future in the wake of the January 6 demonstrations. He emphasized that the establishment media’s tapes were selective and lacked important information; he also stressed that Republicans should not be divided by them since they plan to regain control of Congress in November.
In his address before the House GOP, Speaker McCarthy was met with a standing ovation by Republicans who appeared to accept his explanation.
According to a top Republican, the drama was being fueled by the establishment and Republicans would quickly move on.
“The mainstream media loves more than anything to create drama between the House Republicans, even if there is none. Everyone with a sane mind knows that McCarthy is wonderful and this will pass in a matter of days,” the senior GOP source added.
One Republican source predicted to the Washington Post that McCarthy will be Speaker if Republicans win the House because “he is widely supported.”
Other Republicans appeared to think that only the press is concerned with this topic.
“No one is interested in that,” Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), said on Tuesday. “Nobody but the media and reporters care about it.”
“It’s a diversion that some New York Times journalist would rather write about issues that Americans aren’t concerned about than focus on the inflation, which is caused by these guys’ irresponsible spending,” added Emmer. “Those are the problems. The tape isn’t the problem.”
The audiotapes of McCarthy were a “nothingburger” taken out of context, according to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee.
“They were discussing whether or not Trump would be impeached and then removed from office,” said Rogers.
“The RINOs are engineering this narrative to advance their own self-serving agenda,” Rep. Moore added, “and they won’t be around next year to help prop up the Democrats’ anti-American Big Government plan.”
“I’m for Donald Trump becoming the next president and Kevin McCarthy as the next speaker,” stated Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.