Kevin McCarthy (Q-Ca) Tests Theory that Any Press is Good Press

February 6, 2021

This week, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) fully welcomed an unapologetic  anti-Semitic, shooting survivor-harassing, 9/11 Truther into the House Republican Conference.

And lots of people made clear how they felt about his decision. It’s not possible to compile all of McCarthy’s bad press from this week. But below are some of the highlights.

Anonymous Senior House Republican: ""Either he has sh** the bed on this thing or he shows he's going to get us through this. We have to deal with our own House. We have to clean up the mess in our own House." 

Sen. Mitt Romney:

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Anonymous Senior House Republican: "..if he doesn't act, he's going to continue to look indecisive."

Fred Guttenberg, Father of Parkland Shooting Victim: “Grow a spine”

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: “Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Thursday for not taking action against far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and said the GOP leader "needs to stand for truth."

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Chris Cuomo, CNN: “He made gumby look like he’s stiff in terms of how he twisted around to make this into a point of integrity.” 

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Joe Scarborough, MSNBC: You’re lying. You’re lying again, but Kevin this is just what you do. You don’t have a list of anybody that has said anything remotely resembling what this QAnon Republican lady has said, talking about Jewish space lasers...she actually supported the assassination of your counterpart on the Democratic side, Nancy Pelosi.”

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: “He stood with Q.”

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San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy completed his elevation of cowardice to an ideology this week by refusing to sanction Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for advocating the murder of public officials and promoting false, bigoted and dangerous conspiracy theories.

John Kasich, former Governor of Ohio: “It’s insane….Stand up and be a leader.”

Marc Caputo, POLITICO

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