Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., has come to the aid of her fellow radical Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
Boebert’s comment comes amid calls by former Speaker Newt Gingrich and others to expel Gaetz from the party. Gaetz’ move to vacate the speaker’s chair without a clear plan or successor has outraged Republicans.
Gaetz attempted to fundraise off of the political maneuver, which McCarthy ally Garret Graves, R-La., called disgusting.
Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., suggested that Gaetz should be expelled from the Republican Conference.
They accuse the Florida congressman of being a “traitor” for joining with Democrats to dump former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
“They all should be primaried. They all should be driven out of public life. What they did was to go to the other team to cause total chaos,” Gingrich told Fox News. “We oughta be focusing on Biden. We oughta be focusing on the economy. We oughta be focusing on the border. Instead, you are going to have a week or 10 days focusing on Republican disarray. It’s an astonishing destructive behavior by a handful of egocentric people who think they are superior,”
Gingrich likewise wrote on X that he thought Gaetz was a traitor in the Republican Conference.
“Is Gaetz secretly an agent for the Democratic Party? No one else is doing as much to undermine, weaken and cripple the House GOP,” Gingrich wrote.
The former speaker came to notoriety himself in the late 1980s when he orchestrated the ouster of Democratic House Speaker Jim Wright.
Gingrich Came to Power After Ousting Another Speaker
McCarthy called the move to oust him “personal” while talking with reporters.
Tennessee Republican Rep. Tim Burchett, who voted to oust McCarthy, warned the former speaker to stay out of the current fight.
“Stay in your lane,” Burchett responded to Gingrich in a post on X.
Gaetz, Burchett, and Boebert were joined by Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C.,; Ken Buck, R-Colo.; Eli Crane, R- Ariz.; Bob Good, R-Va.; and Matt Rosendale, R-Mont. They voted along with the entire Democratic caucus to oust McCarthy.
Former RNC Chair Slams House Republicans
Former Republican National Committee Chairman and Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele criticized Republicans for a lack of governing philosophy that has led to the ouster of every recent Republican speaker except for Speaker Dennis Hastert.
“It really is amazing how damn good Republicans are at taking out their Republican Speakers. Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, Paul Ryan and now Kevin McCarthy Remember, Republicans did this to themselves. It reflects a lack of governing philosophy and the temperament to hold power,” Steele wrote on X.
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