Marjorie Taylor Greene To Become Speaker Of The House, Former GOP Congresswoman Says
Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, has called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “hollow man” who has to listen to everything that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, says – and claims Greene will essentially being the next speaker of the House of Representatives.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Katie Phang on Sunday morning, Walsh said: “Kevin McCarthy is a hollow man. Look, it’s too late, those House moderates who want Republicans to focus on immigration or healthcare or inflation, it’s too late. The American people do I don’t know who these moderate House Republicans are. You know who Marjorie Taylor Greene is.”
Walsh continued, “McCarthy will likely be spokeswoman, but let’s face it. Marjorie Taylor Greene will be Speaker of the House of Representatives for the next two years. She’ll have McCarthy’s short hair every single day of the week for the next two years.”
The House of Representatives election will take place in early January. Though McCarthy won his party’s nomination for the role — and the GOP will hold a slim majority in the House of Representatives — it remains unclear if the California Republican can garner the 218 votes needed to win the position. However, he is still widely regarded as the front runner.
That’s what political scientist Craig Agranoff said news week“I don’t think he’ll just listen to Marjorie Taylor Greene. Many will say that he will only try to serve his own political ends, but many recognize that almost everyone does so. I think he’s going to try to be a strategic leader, but I’m not saying strong just yet.”
Across the aisle, Democrats are also weary of McCarthy’s leadership. California Rep. Adam Schiff told ABC on Sunday that McCarthy was “a very weak leader in his conference.”
Schiff continued, “There will be chaos with the Republican leadership. Unfortunately, the mad caucus has grown among Republicans. A lot of Republicans who won primaries in deep red districts come to Congress like the Marjorie Taylor Greenes and the Paul Gosars.”
On Saturday, Kevin McCarthy took to Twitter to announce his desire to remove Rep. IIhan Omar, a progressive Minnesota Democrat, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. McCarthy said the decision will be “based on her repeated anti-Semitic and anti-American statements.”
McCarthy also tweeted on Nov. 15 that as a speaker he vowed to “fix something [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi went broke so badly,” he continued tweet The work of Republicans in the House of Representatives begins immediately to “fulfill our obligation to America to hold this administration accountable to stop the Biden agenda.”
Referring to the Republican Party as a whole, Agranoff argued, “The party overpromised its base completely, and what we saw recently during the Senate midterm election was its own business.”
A number of Republicans were disappointed with the results of the midterm elections and the absence of the expected “Red Wave”.
Texas Republican congressional candidate Mayra Flores tweeted after losing her race to Democratic challenger Vicente Gonzalez, “The RED WAVE did not happen.” She continued, “Republicans and independents have stayed home.
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