After moderate Republicans and independents (RINOs) in Congress disagreed on electing Rep. Jim Jordan as the next Speaker of the House, Rep. Matt Gaetz took a lot of criticism.
After his successful plot to oust the RINO leader earlier this month, many in Congress and the media faulted the fiery legislator for not having a plan to replace the former Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy.
When CSPAN asked Gaetz about the resolution to appoint a temporary Speaker of the House, Gaetz’s response was on fire.
Gaetz said that they needed to stay until they elected a Speaker, and if someone can’t get the votes, they need to continue to the next person. He said he was against “speaker light,” just as he’s against Bud Light. He said he believes it is constitutional sacrilege not to elect a Speaker of the House.
When CNN questioned him about Rep. Jim Jordan’s failed votes, Rep. Matt Gaetz’s response was that the congress is making waves in the nation’s capital.
He said it was chaotic, but the only reason the special interests aren’t in charge anymore is because of the mess.
According to Gaetz, it was never about any one person; it was about ensuring that they had an upgrade at the post of Speaker of the House.
‘Kevin McCarthy failed us several times,’ Gaetz concluded.
Gaetz said that everybody’s making a big deal out of the fact that “we burn the equivalent of 4 legislative days on all of this, but we’ve spent seven legislative days on post offices and procedural votes.”
Gaetz said it’s not clean, and it’s not tidy, and the lobbyists and the special interests hate it, but he doesn’t seem to mind too much.
Rep. Gaetz responded similarly to MSNBC when asked about taking a hard position on electing a temporary speaker, likening Rep. McHenry (R-NC) to Bud Light.