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Trump Reveals Stance on GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Reelection Bid

Former President Donald Trump endorsed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for another term in Congress.

Trump gave his endorsement of McCarthy on Sunday, saying he is “an outstanding Representative for the people of California, and a strong and fearless Leader of the House Republican Conference.”

In the statement, posted on Truth Social, Trump only endorsed McCarthy for another term in the House of Representatives. It did not appear that he was backing McCarthy to become the next House speaker or another term as the House minority leader.

“In Congress, Kevin is a tireless advocate for the people of Bakersfield and the Central Valley. He is working incredibly hard to Stop Inflation, Deliver Water Solutions, and Hold Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi Accountable for their catastrophic failures and dereliction of duty,” Trump added. “Kevin McCarthy has my Complete and Total Endorsement.”

It’s likely McCarthy would be elected as the next House speaker or minority leader depending on the outcome of the 2022 midterms. Analysts have said Republicans are expected to win the House at the very least, as the party of the president generally loses congressional seats during the midterm elections. Democrats currently have a slim majority in both the House and Senate.

House lawmakers, after they’re sworn in in early January 2023, will hold votes to elect the leadership responsible for leading their respective party’s conference.

Trump’s endorsement came days after McCarthy was apparently booed during a rally held by the former president in Wyoming, which was intended to support GOP candidate Harriet Hageman, who is running against incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo).

House Republicans in May 2021 voted to remove Cheney from her No. 3 spot in the GOP conference before replacing her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). The Republican National Committee also censured Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who have both frequently criticized Trump and other Republicans on CNN and other mainstream news outlets, for their participation in the Jan. 6 committee.

The boos were likely in reference to the recent release of a phone call on Jan. 10, 2021, in which McCarthy allegedly said that he was considering telling Trump to resign if the former president was impeached. Trump told the Wall Street Journal in April that he still has a good relationship with McCarthy because he ultimately backed Trump.

“I think it’s all a big compliment, frankly,” Trump told the WSJ. McCarthy and others “realized they were wrong and supported me,” he added.

The California Republican faces several Republican challengers in the newly created 20th Congressional District, which has been ranked by pollsters as solidly Republican. The primary election is slated for Tuesday.

29 Comments
  • MarLovesTrump says:

    McCarthy is a RINO through and through. He backstabbed President Trump.. this is 9ne if the things I don’t agree with. I PRAY this RINO DOESN’T become Speaker, because we will have another Paul Ryan on our hands.

  • I guarantee President Trump had to grit his teeth, hold his nose, and try not to vomit when he did this. Dollars to doughnuts he despises both Korrupt Kevin McCarthy and Turtlehead Mitch McConnell! If he did not endorse him, the DNC propaganda arm, the mainstream media, would take this and have a field-day, starting a shit-storm of controversy about internecine warfare within the Republican Party and the President would have to repeat over and over and over, his position on why he did not endorse this scumbag and would without a doubt, cost him a lot of votes. This p.o.s. McCarthy, wouldn’t even endorse Trump back when he first won the nomination in ’16, then when the shit hit the fan on Jan 6, ’21, when our honorable so -called conservative Congressmen were ask to stand up for the legitimate President who won the election, he wouldn’t stand up for him and support de-certifying the electors who installed this dunce of a puppet with whom we’re saddled now and who has just about destroyed our precious country!!! Just like Lindsay Graham, this p.o.s. puts on a good front, talking a lotta trash about this and that…all while he is rooming with a DNC contractor/pollster! His constituents keep sending him back, why?? Just like everybody’s favorite son, he brings home the federal bacon and keeps his opposition back home, from gaining a foothold to oust him.

  • SymKat says:

    My Dear President Trump – Wow. For the First Time you got one WRONG.
    We The People do not want any more RINOs elected to Any Office. Too many times we’ve heard, “Opps, I did it again”. Once again McCarthy did wrong, and once again he tries to make nice hoping the voters will forget.
    I want to forget him. I want him to go away. McCarthy is a failure to America. He is a Turn Coat. We used to know how to deal with them.
    I’m asking YOU Mr. President to stand with We The People. NO MORE RINOs.

  • T-Bilt says:

    RINO…

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