McCarthy Breaks Silence On Gaetz, Trump And Speaker Johnson

Kevin McCarthy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Thursday, shortly after his farewell speech on the House floor ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) criticized the legislative strategy followed by his replacement and slammed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)  McCarthy further claimed that he was open to the possibility of serving in a position in a possible second Trump administration.

McCarthy announced that his 17-year career in Congress would be coming to an end, as he will be resigning from the House of Representatives at the end of the year. This means that McCarthy will not be completing his term in office.

On the last in-session of the year at the House of Representatives, McCarthy took the opportunity to say goodbye and deliver a final farewell speech on the House floor. Apart from his speech he also held a photo line to take photos with staffers and had an hour long conversation with a select group of reporters in his hideaway office in the Capitol.

When asked about how he was feeling about leaving the House, McCarthy stated that it was “bittersweet” and that this was not the timing he had wanted to leave. While McCarthy is leaving the house he has not completely ruled out the possibility of spending more time in Washington. When asked whether he would consider accepting a job in Trump’s possible second administration, he argued that he would as he was a believer in public service.

McCarthy following his final speech criticized some of his Republican colleagues and referred to Rep. Gaetz who is responsible for his ousting from the position of Speaker as “psychotic.”

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