McCarthy Throws Fellow Republican Under The Bus

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

This week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) advised fellow House Republicans to vote against a proposal by Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) to impeach President Joe Biden.

Several vocal Republicans have expressed their displeasure with President Joe Biden, often leading to conversations about impeachment. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA.) previously introduced articles of impeachment, but Boebert escalated the threat of impeachment by introducing articles of impeachment in a strategic manner that would require a floor vote.

Some Republican officials believed that the motion would harm relationships within the GOP; McCarthy urging legislators to vote against the proposal when it is presented on the House floor isn’t expected to help that strain.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday (June 21), Boebert wrote that “The American people can no longer be subjected to a President who refuses to secure our border,” adding that the President’s “open border agenda” is placing “every American at greater risk” and had allowed human trafficking “to thrive” claiming Biden is “not fit to remain as Commander in Chief.”

However, McCarthy recommended that his party reject Boebert’s proposal and exercise patience until the appropriate occasion arises to initiate Biden’s impeachment.

Jake Sherman, the founder of Punch Bowl News, tweeted that McCarthy had suggested that if House Republicans voted in favor of Boebert’s proposal, they could lose the majority they had fought hard to win.

To drive home his point, McCarthy reminded his colleagues that Republicans had only taken back the House five times in the last century: 1946, 1952, 1994, 2010, and 2022.