Kevin McCarthy Refuses to Congratulate Biden on His Electoral College Win, or, Why the Republican Party is Toxic and Dangerous
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell alerted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Tuesday morning that he would congratulate President-elect Joe Biden for winning the Electoral College vote.
But, but, but: McCarthy is refusing to do the same, and a group of 26 incoming GOP House members sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter asking her to investigate alleged voter fraud.
Why it matters: While the Senate majority leader is trying to return a sense of equilibrium to his chamber, McCarthy — who’s already plotting his run for House speaker in 2022 — is refusing to do anything that may upset President Trump.
This is of a piece with Ted Cruz:
.@TedCruz on campaign tele-town hall: "It is very, very uphill right now. Clearly if something significant doesn’t change, then Biden and Kamala Harris are on a path to being the next president and vice president. I hope something significant changes."
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) December 15, 2020
Oh, Biden is “on a path” to being the next president? A path?? What, just because he already won the Electoral College vote?
What does this fascist “hope” will happen to undo the vote of the people?
You know, the only reason we aren’t worried about Congress simply throwing out the vote of the American people is because the Democrats hold the House. Yes, plenty of GOP senators have come out against a Congressional coup on January 6, but frankly I would not trust them to be saying the same things if the GOP had a firm majority in the House. This party has become so much about grabbing power, no matter how illegitimately, that I would not put anything past them.
I cannot support a party that wants to throw out an election. None of these people should ever hold elective office again.