Some Republicans were hesitant to have Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) take on the role of House Speaker. However, his crashing down on a major media talking point shows that he might just be the right person for the job, after all.
He was asked about the role of so-called ‘election deniers’ in the Republican Party. His response was golden.
Talking to CBS’s Margaret Brennan, McCarthy said in part, “…Democrats have done the same thing. So maybe it’s not denying. Maybe it’s the only opportunity they have to have a question about what went on during the election.”
“So if you want to hold Republicans to that equation, why don’t you also hold Democrats? Why don’t you hold Jamie Raskin? Why don’t you hold Bennie Thompson, when Democrats had appointed them to be chair? I never once heard you ask Nancy Pelosi or any Democrat that question when they were in power in the majority when they questioned.”
Several times he was cut off by Brennan, who tried to differentiate the Democrats who denied elections to members of the GOP who didn’t vote to certify the 2020 election.
Speaker McCarthy had just the right response to the question. There may be a lot of talk about former President Trump’s 2020 election or former Arizona candidate for governor Kari Lake (R), but that only tells part of the story.
Kari Lake is having a hard time accepting what happened in the 2022 elections. She refuses to concede and is being raked over the coals by the media for it.
Why is Lake the one being targeted when former Georgia candidate for governor Stacey Abrams (D) has become something of a folk hero on the left? Abrams has since appeared on Star Trek, and her complaints over her 2018 loss helped Major League Baseball pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta.
Talk about two sets of standards. As long as the media treats Democrats with kid gloves, there will never be a fair assessment of the parties. Democrats are used to this type of treatment— but Republicans don’t have to accept theirs.