Republicans See McCarthy’s Caucus For What It Is: A Clown Show

After a disastrous week where he was exposed as a liar and a fraud willing to sell out our country to Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy’s Monday is already off to a rough start. New reporting this morning confirmed Rep. Patrick McHenry won’t run for a spot in House Republican leadership next year, making clear that even Republican lawmakers see McCarthy’s caucus for what it is: a clown show run by MAGA extremists. 

This morning, Punchbowl News confirmed Rep. Patrick McHenry will not run for a slot in House Republican leadership next year. 

Punchbowl News: “Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C.), seen as the top candidate for House Republican whip if the GOP takes the majority, will forgo a leadership race and instead plans to run for chair of the House Financial Services Committee.”

Punchbowl News: “McHenry has been vacillating for several months between launching a leadership run or staying at Financial Services … But ultimately, McHenry told associates he found it more appealing to build and pass his own agenda at Financial Services if Republicans win.” 

Who could blame Rep. McHenry when Kevin McCarthy has allowed his caucus to become an absolute clown show run by far-right extremists like Marjorie Taylor Greene? 

HuffPost: “Kevin McCarthy’s Trump Denial Falls Apart In Hours With Release Of New Audio”

CNN: “McCarthy to lead GOP lawmakers, including Marjorie Taylor Greene, to southern border”

Daily Beast: “Kevin McCarthy’s Strategy to Rein In GOP Extremists: Don’t”

Insider: “Kevin McCarthy reaffirms pledge to give Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar committee assignments again after they attended a white nationalist conference”

New York Magazine: “And McCarthy is letting it be known that he won’t offer any profiles in courage as House Speaker, unless he has plenty of votes to spare.”

CNN’s Melanie Zanona: “And for those keeping track at home, here are some of the things McCarthy has had to talk to his members about: orgy allegations, white nationalist conferences, jewish space lasers, and depictions of anime violence against Dems, to name a few.”