Earlier today the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump is now seeking revenge against the House Republicans who voted to impeach him. Now the New York Times is reporting that Trump’s wrath has extended to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who voted not to impeach, but dared to use his impeachment hearing speech to lightly criticize Trump.
In other words, Trump is so bent on getting revenge for his downfall, he’s even seeking revenge against McCarthy, who has long been one of his most loyal stooges. This is fine with us. McCarthy is completely unsuitable as House Minority Leader. At this point we’d rather see Liz Cheney, who is also awful but at least voted for impeachment, take the title instead.
In fact we’re left to wonder if such a blatantly pro-Trump stooge like Kevin McCarthy is going to survive in Congress at all. He comes from a Republican-leaning district, but we won’t be surprised if he faces a 2022 primary challenge from an anti-Trump Republican candidate. For all we know McCarthy could end up being forced out amid scandal before that. Numerous Trump scandals are about to surface the minute he’s out of office, we’d wager that McCarthy is caught up in a whole lot of them.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report