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McCarthy became the latest victim of Trump's extreme GOP revolution

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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Kevin McCarthy’s big mistake was trying to govern. The now ex-speaker’s historic ouster came only three days after he was forced to use Democratic votes to head off a damaging government shutdown that his own party’s absolutism was about to trigger. This compounded his original sin, earlier this year, of blinking when House GOP hardliners threatened to cause a disastrous default on America’s debts that could have thrown the economy into chaos and caused global panic. McCarthy’s short speakership underscored how the Republican Party in the age of Donald Trump...

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