‘Someone Better’ Is Nobody

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2023
From The Right
Politics, Kevin McCarthy, House of Representatives, Republican Party
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
OPINION

Without a plan, Matt Gaetz’s crusade to right the House is little more than empty moralizing.

When Representative Matt Gaetz set in motion the vote that ended Kevin McCarthy’s time as speaker of the House, he wrote his own name into history, too. One is tempted to look to real-life political assassinations for analogies. Was it madness, like John Hinckley? Or politics, like John Wilkes Booth?

McCarthy refused to take the bait of asking Democrats to help him overcome the tiny minority of Republicans who joined Gaetz’s rebellion. Republicans who stuck...

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