Isn't That Convenient? House GOP Targeting Gaetz After Call to Recall Speaker McCarthy

Nick Kangadis | October 2, 2023
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House GOP members got their way by passing a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the government until November 17. It seems that going agency by agency to determine the funding was just too much work for them instead of the CR, which President Joe Biden signed Saturday night.

Now, acquiescing House GOPers appear to be setting their sights on Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) for his continued call to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his position. Gaetz’s claim is that McCarthy hasn’t lived up to his end of the deal struck between himself and a segment of the House this past January.

There’s an Ethics Committee report being done on Gaetz. And although the contents of the report are unknown to some within the GOP that want to expel Gaetz, they still seem to want to go ahead with the Florida congressman’s expulsion.

Fox News noted some of Gaetz’s comments to CNN’s Jake Tapper over the weekend.

“I think we need to rip off the Band-Aid. I think we need to move on with new leadership that can be trustworthy. Look, the one thing everybody has in common is that nobody trusts Kevin McCarthy. He lied to Biden. He lied to House conservatives," Gaetz said. "Kevin McCarthy's goal was to make multiple contradictory promises to delay everything back up against shutdown politics and at the end of the day, blow past the spending guardrails he had agreed.”

Related: Gaetz Tries To End Constitution-Insulting USAID

Here's Gaetz's CNN appearance:


But one House Republican — you know, the one previously mentioned that doesn’t know what the report against Gaetz contains — gave an opposite view of Gaetz than what Gaetz said of McCarthy.

“No one can stand him at this point,” the anonymous member said. “A smart guy without morals.”

And by saying Gaetz is “without morals,” do they mean someone who keeps another to their word?

This conflict within the Republican Party comes just weeks after Gaetz stood on the House floor and called McCarthy out.

“I rise today to serve notice,” Gaetz began. “Mister Speaker, you are out of compliance with the agreement that allowed you to assume this role. The path forward for the House of Representatives is to either bring you into immediate total compliance or remove you pursuant to a motion to vacate the chair.”

Isn’t it ironic that when someone stirs the hornet’s nest, all of a sudden that person’s integrity and reputation become up for debate?

Sounds like another day in Congress.


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