Grabbing goop everywhere. When you’re a star they let you do it.
Associates who've spoken with Trump say he's used the same vulgarity he used about Pence to describe McCarthy, saying he bowed to pressure with his House floor speech.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 18, 2021
Kevin McCarthy is not just disliked, but reviled. Many people will not forgive his blatant acts to embrace and perpetuate dangerous lies from Trump and others that threatened democracy, says @miriampawel. https://t.co/KVUHuThtkt
We wound up in this predicament because all the Kevin McCarthys and the radio talk-show hosts and the right-wing columnists and donors thought they had a racket going: Lie to the mob and instill in them fear of and unhinged anger against the other party. https://t.co/HBHbICQjga
After replaying the remarks from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) during the impeachment debate, Tapper noted: “Zero acknowledgment that McCarthy himself, for two months, pushed that very same big-lie rhetoric.” He continued: “McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and 124 other House Republicans went so far as tosign onto that joke of a lawsuit from the Texas attorney general which lent further credibility to the big lie.”
The Jan. 6 insurrection did not come out of the blue, nor was it the work of only one man. “Millions of Americans infected with the virus of disinformation,” Tapper said. “It was a joint effort by far-right hate groups that the president has been playing footsie with for years and radicalized, infected Trump supporters and MAGA media.” Tapper added: “Multiple dead bodies later, no contrition, no apologies, no acknowledgment of what they did until those who spread the big lie worked to correct it putting out a vaccine of facts and truth.”
There you have it: One congressman is a dedicated public servant who puts personal tragedy aside and speaks with a patriot’s devotion, knowing his own obligation to defend and protect the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. The other is a cowardly nonentity who fails to take his oath seriously and allows himself to be swept up in the tide of white supremacy and authoritarian contempt for elections. Raskin leads citizens; McCarthy incites and then follows the mob.
.@GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy and the other House Republicans WELCOMED @RepBoebert into Congress with open arms DESPITE this insane RAP SHEET *AND* her current husband's arrest for EXPOSING HIMSELF TO A MINOR!
Delusions as part of a mental disorder are characterized as idiosyncratic beliefs that are contradicted by reality or rational argument. They can be bizarre or non-bizarre. Non-bizarre delusions are fixed false beliefs prompted by real-life situations, such as losing an election.