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These two clowns sink lower and lower. The adults need to come into the room as a government shutdown looms and these are the guys in control.
That they have a hate for each other is apparent. There is a House Ethics Committee investigation on Gaetz for his alleged actions with an underage teen, allegedly transporting her across state lines to do the nasty with her. Gaetz apparently wants McCarthy to use his position as Speaker to make the investigation go away. McCarthy, for his part, responded, as follows,
“He can threaten all he wants. I will not interject the Speaker into the independent Ethics Committee to influence it any way at all.”
This is just one more brick in the wall. The hate between the two has been building up for a while now and is reaching a crescendo. There was a Republican closed-door meeting, yesterday, with Gaetz leading the charge for McCarthy to either give in to the extreme right-wing demands, on the budget, or else, face the threat of a resolution to vacate his position. To which McCarthy calmly replied,
“If you want to file a motion to vacate, then file the fucking motion.”
McCarthy later explained his outburst to reporters,
“I showed frustration in here because I am frustrated…with some people in the conference.”
Gaetz, not to be outdone, reacted, as follows,
“How about just move the fucking spending bills?”
Good one Matt.
Others are just fed up with the whole catfight. Republican Congressman Brian Mast, from Florida, gave the following rather long quote.
“We don’t try to air our laundry but again, you know, to that point, if somebody wants to file a motion to vacate, then file the f‑‑‑ing motion to vacate, and that’s it. And stop holding up everybody’s work, stop holding it, you know, over people’s head like it’s, you know, like, it’s this noose that you’re going to try to get somebody to walk into. Get to work with the conference; if you have a direction that you want to take, then step up in front of the microphone and voice what that direction is that you want to take. Otherwise, get the f‑‑‑ out of the way.”
This chirp has the feel of a soap opera episode. Sickening.