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November 15, 2022

House Republicans Reelect McCarthy, Senate Republicans Set to Reelect McConnell

As they say of perennial loser sports franchises: They've cultivated a culture of losing.

Former Freedom Caucus chairman Andy Biggs launched a bid to replace Frank Luntz's roommate-with-benefits Kevin McCarthy as Republican leader in the House.

The former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus said beating McCarthy will be "tough," but that he believes there needs to be a change in the "institutional direction and trajectory" of the House.

"We have a new paradigm here, and I think the country wants a different direction from the House of Representatives," Biggs said during a Monday night appearance on Newsmax.

In the end, he didn't manage to get many votes beyond those in the Freedom Caucus.

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NEW: Kevin McCarthy wins GOP nomination for speaker in a 188-31 vote, a source tells @DailyCaller

Disappointingly, MAGA firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene supported Kevin McCarthy, drawing a harsh rebuke from Matt Gaetz.

The relationship between allies Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Matt Gaetz seems to have soured after the Georgia lawmaker broke rank and backed Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for House speaker.

The decision did not sit well with Gaetz, who slammed Greene and McCarthy on Monday.

"Whatever Kevin has promised Marjorie Taylor Greene, I guarantee you this -0 at the first opportunity, he will zap her faster than you can say Jewish space laser," the Florida congressman said on FrankSpeech.com, referring to a 2018 Facebook post by Greene, who claimed that a wealthy Jewish family used a satellite to start a devastating California wildfire. Greene, who has a history of pushing antisemitic and anti-Muslim remarks, has been widely mocked for peddling the baseless space laser claim.

More disappointing news on the Senate side, because, Of Course. Not only are all of McConnell's liberal cronies supporting him, they're refusing to even delay the vote.

Republican senators are rallying around Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after a disappointing midterm election for the GOP.

A push by a group of Senate conservatives to delay Wednesday's leadership election is running out of steam, even though senators don't yet know whether they will have 50 or 49 members of their conference until after the Dec. 6 Georgia runoff.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott (Fla.), who is more closely allied with former President Trump, on Monday failed to convince other members of the Senate GOP leadership team to agree to delay Wednesday's election -- a sign that McConnell remains in full control.

Scott didn't press his argument to postpone the election or indicate he planned to challenge McConnell when he met with the rest of the leadership team Monday afternoon.

GOP senators said they expect to have a full conversation about what went wrong in the midterms during a conference lunch meeting Tuesday.

Ted Cruz blamed McConnell for the disappointing outcome in the apparently ongoing election, where we continue voting until Democrats win, as did Trump.

What they're saying: Former President Trump said on social media Sunday that the midterm outcome is "Mitch McConnell's fault."

"Spending money to defeat great Republican candidates instead of backing Blake Masters and others was a big mistake," Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized McConnell on his podcast, "Verdict," on Monday, saying the McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund canceling $9.6 million in television ads for the Arizona Senate race was "indefensible."

"Because Masters said he would vote against Mitch McConnell. And so Mitch would rather be leader than have a Republican majority. If there's a Republican who can win who's not going to support Mitch, the truth of the matter is he'd rather the Democrat win," Cruz said.

Schumer meanwhile says he'll be meeting with McConnell to convince the Senator from Szechuan to align with the Democrats over his "MAGA" Republican "allies," which I'm sure isn't a hard sell to the traitorous McConnell.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Monday on CNN's "This Morning" that he was meeting with Senat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the wake of midterm election results to convince Republican senators to ditch so-called "MAGA Republicans."

Co-host Kaitlan Collins said, "Are you going to talk to Mitch McConnell? What does that look like?"

Schumer said, "I'm going to say to the Republicans in the Senate who are not the MAGA Republicans, stop letting them lead your party. Work with us to get things done. I intend to sit down with Mitch McConnell and express that."

He continued, "I intend to sit down with him and say we should be working together. You're not going to get the extremists in your party to work with anybody, but the rest of us can work together and get some real things done for the American people."

Mollie Hemingway made a great point on Laura Ingraham last night. Someone pointed out how much we owe Mitch McConnell for getting conservative judges confirmed, but Mollie Hemingway rebutted that.

Schumer, she pointed out, does the same thing with liberal judges, and delivers on liberal wish-list legislation, and supports the left flank of his party and does not wage war against most of the party and spend money to defeat them in primaries and does not work with the Deep State to undermine a President of his own party he doesn't like but whom the American people elected.

With McConnell, it's only the first one -- and we're supposed to be content with that.

"They'll learn to be satisfied with less." So Ming the Merciless predicted humanity's acceptance of his cruel rulership, after he had suitably chastised them with decades of degredation.

So, as far as the judges... Yay for Muh Judges?

Below, the incoming Republican senators say they won't support McConnell, but LOL, they don't get a vote, only the current crop of cvcks, some of them actually outgoing and not even serving in the upcoming congress, will elect McConnell as the "leader."

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