McCarthy, likewise, said I was endangering the safety of Rep. Cheney by criticizing her.
The defense of McCarthy is that he isn’t an ideologue. He just wants to get along, they say, and moves with the times.
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), one of the five Republicans standing athwart McCarthy, put it well when he said, “We don’t need a weatherman, we need a leader.” A leader would stand up to the Biden Administration’s demands to send tens of billions of dollars to protect Ukraine’s border instead of ours.
A leader wouldn’t wait until thousands of military service members have been kicked out due to a mandate to end it. That’s the problem with living with Frank Luntz and making all of your decisions based on polling data. You will always be late.
But enough about McCarthy, now is the time for conservatives to come to terms with the fact that the speakership is up for grabs. Five Republicans are enough to stop Kevin McCarthy from becoming speaker.