It is interesting how Republicans are splitting around the January 6 Insurrection defense (legitimate political discourse) of the Republican National Committee!
Mitch McConnell being critical, along with Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Larry Hogan, and others on one side are challenged by Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and a multitude of others on the crazy side!
Whether one agrees with the former group on every issue, they are the only hope for the Republican Party to survive, and the lifeline is getting weaker!
There must be a serious uprising against Donald Trump soon, or else there IS no future for the party of Lincoln, TR, Ike, and Reagan!
The best bet is that the “dark side” will win out, and a new “Conservative” Party will have to form as an alternative to the Democratic Party in the future!
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has revealed himself as a a total sycophant to lawbreaker and criminal Donald Trump, and this should disqualify him to become Speaker of the House of Representatives!
McCarthy has accepted the Republican National Committee’s description of the horrors of the US Capitol January 6, 2021 Insurrection as “legitimate political discourse”, despite the reality of the death, injuries and destruction incurred that day by US Capitol Police dedicated to the protection of the pillar of American democracy, and all who work in that revered institution.
McCarthy has sold his soul for his ambition, and it will scar his name forever in history, sharing a last name already infamous with the demaogue of the Red Scare, Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, not a relative, but forever condemned by all decent, sane people!
If the nation is so unfortunate that the Republican Party manages to win the majority for the 118th Congress, the likelihood is that despite McCarthy’s obsequiousness toward Trump, he will be challenged by others for the Speakership, who will feel that he is not obseqious enough. This includes Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, who might very well face prosecution on his own, as if anything, he is more dangerous to American democracy and the rule of law than even Kevin McCarthy!
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for all of his disgraceful public record, has taken a different tack and is NOT trying to dismiss the events of January 6, 2021, and has denounced the Republican National Committee statement of “legitimate political discourse”.
So Kevin McCarthy is going down a path of self destruction, and potentially, federal charges of undermining the Constitution of the United States!