After a dramatic five days of long drawn-out fight consisting of 15 rounds of ballot voting, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) finally achieved his longtime goal of clinching the speakership in the midnight hour on Saturday, capping off a historic spectacle that hasn’t seen a battle for the gavel in over 100 years.
McCarthy (R-CA) had other plans, unleashing a marathon blustering speech against President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation and broke the record for the chamber’s longest continuous speech in modern history.
Former President Donald Trump released a statement refuting a CNN report that alleged Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) recently requested a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach amidst allegations of sex trafficking, and notes the lack of reporting regarding Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell who continues to serve on the powerful House Intel Committee after it was revealed he had a relationship with a Chinese spy.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) unloaded on the New York embattled scandal-plagued Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) during his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday (CPAC) Friday, criticizing the Democrat for his failed leadership that are praised by “the fake news media and their allies in Silicon Valley,” and slammed his administration for covering up the real data of the number of deaths of nursing homes from COVID.
Former President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a keynote speech to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida next Sunday, February 28.
Top Republicans from across the political spectrum immediately commemorated influential conservative talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh following the news of his passing Wednesday from lung cancer at the age of 70.