Maxine Waters Threatens McCarthy

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( – On Sunday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) stated that if the Republicans try to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) she would not “save” him.

In an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” host Jonathan Capehart asked whether the Democrats would consider voting for McCarthy in order to allow him to remain the House Speaker if members of his own party want to oust him over spending.

In response Waters stated that she could not talk about the party leadership, but that Chairman Jeffries has so far stated that they should wait and see what would happen. She added that on a personal note, she was not ready to potentially save McCarthy, especially not considering the spending cuts that the Republicans were proposing.

She added that the GOP was “devastating” the country while also cutting off spending that is essential for children, seniors, veterans, and education. These remarks come at a time when the Republicans in the House have been debating over government spending. Congress has until the end of the month to pass spending bills or a continuing resolution in order to avoid a government shutdown.

When asked about the possibility of a shutdown, Waters said that the GOP was in “disarray” and that the House Speaker did not have any control over his conference. She added that McCarthy was “pathetic” and that he had no idea what he was doing. She then stated that those who support the GOP should be concerned about what the party was doing to the government and the U.S.

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