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Kevin McCarthy Takes House Minority Leader Position

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California House Representative Kevin McCarthy was elected to the position of Republican House Minority Leader by his caucus on Wednesday morning.

McCarthy had already been serving as House Majority Leader, but the impending loss of the House Speakership by the GOP means that Minority Leader will be the most powerful Congressional position held by House Republicans.

Many had wondered if McCarthy, who was presented as the heir apparent to Paul Ryan for the speakership in the event that House Republicans had managed to maintain control of the chamber, would face a strong challenge from a Freedom Caucus member of the House GOP. McCarthy did in fact face competition for the role from Freedom Caucus stalwart Jim Jordan, but easily beat down the challenge, winning the support of House Republicans for the position in a landslide vote of 159 to 43.

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McCarthy’s role in advancing the policy agenda of MAGA and President Trump remains unclear. The administration tacitly consented to his accession as chief House Republican, perhaps with the hopes that he would represent an incremental upgrade over his predecessor, Paul Ryan.

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McCarthy has staked out a place for himself by appealing to both traditional Republicans and MAGA-style American nationalists and populists. In one notable policy difference from the mold of traditional House Republican leaders, McCarthy has been vocal about legislative solutions to counteract Silicon Valley Big Tech political censorship and oligarchy. 

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Madison Cawthorn Once Opposed Electoral College Certification…Now He Says Biden’s Victory was Legitimate

He is waffling and equivocating like a veteran RINO.

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has admitted that he never thought there was large-scale voter fraud that occurred in the 2020 presidential election, and he only opposed certifying the electoral college results as a political calculation.

Cawthorn made the admission when he was pressed during an appearance on CNN. Liberals are gloating on Twitter over Cawthorn’s pathetic and embarrassing hypocrisy:

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“I think I would say the election was not fraudulent. The Constitution allowed for us to be able to push back as much as we could, and I did that to the … constitutional limits that I had at my disposal. So now I would say that Joseph R. Biden is our president,” Cawthorn said.

Cawthorn’s CNN appearance, which should be used as an example for Republican lawmakers of how not to deal with the press, can be seen here:

Big League Politics has reported on Cawthorn’s suspect behavior in the past and warned that he could be another RINO trying to dupe Trump supporters:

Madison Cawthorn, who is the Republican U.S. Rep. candidate for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, is calling for a “new Republican Party” that pays lip service to issues that are important to leftists.

“The status quo days of the GOP being defined by what we are against, rather than what we are for, are over. We intend to listen, but we also intend to win the argument,” he wrote in his op/ed for the Daily Wire.

Instead of opposing left-wing policies, Cawthorn wants Republicans to capitulate and give concessions to the Left in order to placate to young people in Generation Z who overwhelmingly support leftist politics.

“For the past two decades, however, the Republican Party has marginalized principled reformers in its own ranks and let itself be branded as the “party of no.” On things such as health care, the environment, and other key issues, our leadership has aggressively attacked ideas from the Left but has failed to force consensus around the best ideas from the Right,” Cawthorn wrote.

“Our party, the Grand Old Party, is no longer very grand. But it is very old. Our leaders have failed us and it’s time we stopped putting up with it,” he added.

He wants Republicans to embrace government solutions on issues like healthcare and the environment while echoing woke talking points with regards to race.

“Our party ought not to be ashamed of its heritage nor be afraid of open debate and challenging the “woke” left. On race, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is right and wise to remind conservatives that unjust racial bias is real and persistent. As Scott, who is black, notes, he knows what it’s like to be pulled over to be stopped by security in the Capitol because of the color of his skin. We’ve come a long way, but Scott is right to remind Republicans that we have a long way to go,” Cawthorn wrote.

He also added a thinly-veiled shot as President Donald Trump, which is par for the course considering he is being published in ‘Never Trump’ icon Ben Shapiro’s blog.

“Let us rise as a New Republican Party. A party that offers real solutions and attacks ideas rather than individuals. A party that meets voters where they are, and instead of belittling them for what they care about, offers a better way,” Cawthorn wrote.

Cawthorn may be a sympathetic figure due to his handicap but he may be a dangerous RINO waiting in the weeds. His constituents in North Carolina must keep him honest if he is going to be an effective conservative lawmaker.

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