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Trump Should Have Stayed Out of Speaker Race Discussion . . . But Backs McCarthy Instead

I support President Trump. I am not, however, a sycophant who won’t criticize him when he makes a mistake and he just did. No, I’m not talking about the NFT cards he announced recently. That was not a good idea, but it’s also of little importance. Where I will criticize him is in his decision to not only back Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House, but to do so publicly.

According to Breitbart:

Former President Donald Trump told the conservatives currently withholding support from House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy in McCarthy’s speakership bid to stand down in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News here on Friday.

“I like him,” Trump said of McCarthy, before teeing off on those working against him such as Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Bob Good (R-VA), and Ralph Norman (R-SC). While Trump did not name those trying to stop McCarthy from taking the Speaker’s gavel on January 3, he in no uncertain terms said he disagrees with their efforts—and warned that there could be serious consequences if McCarthy does not get the gavel and they could make Washington worse for conservatives.

Is he wrong to like McCarthy? From an America First perspective, yes he is. McCarthy is at best a RINO squish and at worst he may end up being the GOP Grand Poobah for the Uniparty Swamp. If he does become Speaker, we will see if he’s going to coax destructive legislation from the House as I suspect, but as of now all the signs point to him being of the same breed as Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan.

Trump backing him privately would have been bad enough, but he’s now come out publicly on McCarthy’s behalf. He didn’t have to do that and he definitely shouldn’t have. By doing so he is attacking the America First patriots who are fighting for both America and Donald Trump himself. Even if McCarthy doesn’t turn out to be as bad as Ryan, he has always been a NeverTrumper at heart who hides his resentment and quietly acted to subvert the President.

Lest we forget…

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Liz Cheney that he would ask President Trump to resign following the events of January 6, 2021. This was revealed in a leaked audio played by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday.

The audio reveals he was “considering” the move to ask the President to resign despite the fact that Trump had not participated in or encouraged any of the violence that took place at the Capitol Building. It’s unclear if he had that conversation with the President, but he made it clear in the audio that he disapproved of Trump’s role.

Why is Trump continuing to play ball with the GOP Establishment? I support him for 2024, but between this, his endorsements of RINOs like Dr. Mehmet Oz, and his ongoing support for the jabs, my support is getting harder to maintain.

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