Rep. McCarthy Condemns "False Conservatives" After Historic Speaker Removal

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 10/03/2023
In a recent development, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) expressed strong disapproval towards the Republican members of Congress who voted to remove him from his position as speaker. McCarthy firmly asserted that these individuals lacked the legitimacy to identify themselves as conservatives.

During a press conference, McCarthy responded to a reporter's statement regarding his departure by asserting that the individuals in question, whom the reporter referred to as "more conservative members," do not align with the principles and values typically associated with conservatism. The Congress recently voted against a significant cut in government spending, which was proposed to be the largest in history. This cut amounted to a staggering two trillion dollars. The decision was made to reject work requirements. The decision was made to vote against the reform of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The decision made by the individuals in question was to oppose measures related to the enhancement of border security.


He further expressed his viewpoint by stating that individuals who are angry and chaotic cannot claim to be conservative. The party I belong to differs from the one you mentioned. The Reagan party was founded on the belief that governing in a conservative manner was possible if one remained steadfast in their principles. The individuals in question do not align with conservative ideologies and, as a result, lack the entitlement to be identified as such.

In the course of his speech, McCarthy also criticized the Democrats for their refusal to support his cause through their voting decisions.

On Tuesday, McCarthy's position as speaker was terminated following the submission of a motion to vacate the seat by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). In a recent development, it has come to light that eight Republicans, including Gaetz, have joined forces with Democrats in a vote to remove McCarthy from his position as speaker of the House. This decision was prompted by Gaetz's accusation that McCarthy had not fulfilled the agreement he had made with the House Freedom Caucus back in January.


After failing to secure sufficient votes to assume the position of speaker earlier in the year, McCarthy entered into a deal with the House Freedom Caucus. After a period of heightened tension between Gaetz and McCarthy in January, McCarthy successfully garnered the support of Gaetz and other dissenting Republicans by making a series of promises and concessions.


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