We need to talk about Kevin McCarthy
Demonstrating beyond question that he can still get a cellular signal from inside Donald Trump’s rectum, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy just tweeted (as I write this) the following:
“Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.
“I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
We need to talk about Kevin McCarthy. First, it should be noted that no one (again, as I write this) has yet to indict Donald Trump. If someone should do so in the near future (notably Alvin Bragg or Fanni Willis), McCarthy to the contrary, it will not occur as the result of some bizarre false dichotomy.
Let me put it this way. Nobody in American jurisprudence gets indicted in exchange for violent criminals going free. That lunacy was created from whole cloth by Kevin McCarthy for the express purpose of inflaming America’s most stupid people, the MAGA Republican cretins, into deliberately-provoked outrage. Such outrage frequently leads to violence.
In any case, McCarthy has some nerve. While it’s not true that violent criminals will go free just because Trump is being prosecuted, it is true that the true business of the House of Representatives — the service of the American people, supposedly — will be neglected because members of the Republican-led Congress are persecuting Hunter Biden. They are doing so in order to take political vengeance against President Biden.
The hypocrisy is this: Republicans can’t name a single crime Hunter Biden has ever committed. I could recite Donald Trump’s known crimes for ten minutes and quite probably run out of time.
I can’t help but wonder what a Fox News-style reveal would tell us about what McCarthy’s actual feelings are. I wonder what leaked memos or secretly recorded conversations would tell us what he really thinks. I’m guessing he probably secretly wishes there was no such person as Donald Trump. While we’re on the topic, I’m guessing he wishes there was no such person as Marjorie Taylor Greene, either.
But he’s stuck with them. And just like an NRA-beholden Republican after half a dozen children are murdered by an assault rifle, McCarthy just can’t help but say something boneheadedly chickenshit stupid. No one would notice if he’d never written this shameful tweet in the first place, a tweet that will further cement his infamy for all time in the history of moronic, self-immolating proclamations. But Donald Trump will certainly notice that he did. And that, finally, is the point. The tweet was intended, first and foremost, for an audience of one.
McCarthy’s tweet wasn’t unexpected either. Do you recall that the first thing that the SINO (Speaker In Name Only) did when, after 16 votes, he was finally permitted to pretend to take power? His very first public utterance as the new Speaker was to pay disgusting homage to Donald Trump. He thanked Trump as if he’d just won an Oscar and Trump was his co-star or director.
It was a disgusting genuflection, a shameful declaration that Kevin McCarthy yet remains, and always will be, Donald Trump’s bitch. This latest tweet serves as a reminder, just in case you had forgotten.
McCarthy’s promise to further weaponise his position as Speaker and “investigate” what part federal funds have played in a possible coming indictment is a further example of his abuse of power. McCarthy is a gutless fool, a little man, a silly man, a man unworthy to sit where Nancy Pelosi so recently and magnificently presided.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has just announced on his failing social media platform, ironically named “Truth” Social, that he expects to be indicted on Tuesday. Never in all my years of reporting on this disgusting liar have I ever so fervently hoped he was telling the truth. And, as ever, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades and friends, stay safe.
Robert Harrington is an American expat living in Britain. He is a portrait painter.