Dem Strategist James Carville: GOP Committing ‘Political Suicide’ with Speaker Fiasco

On Tuesday, Democratic strategist James Carville appeared on MSNBC’s “The Beat” and discussed the House fiasco, in which Republicans refused to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House. He declared that the GOP is committing “political suicide” for holding on to “grievance” rather than voting for McCarthy.

Carville told host Ari Melber, “There was a lot of speculation of what the post-Trump Republican Party would look like. We got our answer today. Welcome to the post-Trump Republican Party.”

“It’s really stunning because the Republican Party has traditionally been a party of honor, and you’re supposed to throw the grenade after you pull the pin. They pulled the pin and passed the grenade around,” he continued. “I don’t have a great explanation for it because it doesn’t make any sense. It’s politically — it’s kind of some version of political suicide, and I don’t think they care.”

Carville concluded, “If you remember, they didn’t have a platform in 2020. But most of my life they were for lower taxes, less regulation, and strong national defense. It was kind of a fallback position. There’s no policy aspiration that they’re looking for. It’s all grievance. It’s all you did this to me. You didn’t do that. Again, I can’t help but give you the contrast between when the Democrats had a slim majority and what we’re seeing today.”

As much as I hate to admit it, I think Carville is right. Republicans are passing the grenade around instead of coming together and doing what is best for our party. Perhaps we have too many RINOs in office right now, splitting Conservative votes.

Even if McCarthy is not the absolute best person for the job, it would be smarter to vote for him than to allow the vote to go to plurality, which could allow Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries to be elected as House Speaker.


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