Kevin McCarthy’s campaign to become the next speaker of the House has been jeopardized by the Republican congressman and congresswomen’s outspoken opposition to him, according to Brian Kilmeade of Fox News.
On Fox & Friends, Kilmeade talked with Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt about how the pledges of opposition from Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and other hard-right lawmakers have put McCarthy’s bid for 218 votes in jeopardy. McCarthy has faced criticism from the hard right, but Kilmeade mostly defended his credentials, claiming that the criticism is primarily motivated by vanity.
If they had told me, “Hey, listen, he won’t do anything on the border. As for Hunter Biden, he isn’t doing anything, Kilmeade noted. He isn’t going to take any action to cut back on expenditures. It almost seems as though they are debating personal issues that have nothing to do with America because none of this is real. Republicans are not even a topic here. both Democrats and Republicans. Apart from, I assume, wanting to gain a little more prominence in their lives, they seem to be unable to grasp anything, he continued.
Kilmeade continued to criticize the situation by bemoaning the concessions McCarthy has made in an effort to appease the holdouts as Fox & Friends discussed potential alternatives to McCarthy’s speakership.
How exactly should you perform your duties? He enquired. You’ll be standing in for more than 200 folks. You are eliminated if five people don’t like what you do. That position doesn’t need you to kiss everyone’s butt. You must act in the interests of the nation or, dare I say it, the general public.
The following day, Rep. Bob Good had told Fox & Friends that McCarthy’s campaign was doomed, according to the tape that followed. Good allegedly had resentment toward McCarthy, according to Kilmeade, because the latter did not support him in the 2022 Republican primary.
If accepting this position will serve your ego and personal goal, do not do it. Service to the nation should be the overarching goal, with your party serving as a subset. Describe to me how this benefits your party and why. In front of the country, you two are appearing foolish.