Top GOP Leader Rips McCarthy, McConnell As Clueless Weaklings

UNITED STATES - JULY 27: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., participate in the Congressional statue dedication and unveiling ceremony in honor of Amelia Earhart in Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) took shots at Republican leadership in Congress on Friday and urged the party to model itself after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis‘s “unapologetic” approach to governance.
  • Roy, in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, faulted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the “unforced errors” he says led to a tepid showing in the midterm elections. While Republicans are projected to secure enough seats for a majority in the House, an expected “red wave” did not materialize on Tuesday night.

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