“Kevin McCarthy…doesn’t have a conservative bone in his body.” – Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh
Former U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh, now the host of the Joe Walsh Show on Chicago’s AM 560 radio, was elated that RINO Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that he will soon be resigning from both the speakership and his seat in Congress at the end of October.
However, Walsh said on Friday that while principled constitutional conservatives are thrilled at the news of Boehner’s departure, it is only a victory for the nation and for freedom if Boehner’s replacement is a rock-solid conservative, and not another squishy RINO (Republican-in-Name-Only).
The next person in line for the speakership is assumed to be California Congressman Kevin McCarthy, who along with Boehner is a former colleague of Joe Walsh’s when he served in the U.S. Congress between 2010-12.
Walsh said on his radio program on Friday that Kevin McCarthy is not only not an upgrade to Bendover Boehner, but would actually be much worse than Boehner, to the degree that is possible. Walsh’s assessment is that at least when Boehner entered Congress, he had conservative principles (which he has clearly lost), however, McCarthy has no conservative principles, even though he hasn’t been in office nearly as long as Boehner (McCarthy was elected to the House in 2006).
“So Boehner is gone, the number two man in the House, Kevin McCarthy, is angling to become speaker. Right now he’s got the inside track — I hate to admit it — because I think McCarthy is worse than Boehner.
Look, I know both of these guys, and I know them both well enough to say this. When John Boehner went to Washington, about 134 years ago [hyperbole], he went there as a conservative. John Boehner, in his bones, has conservative leanings. Boehner’s problem was that he had been there [Washington, DC] about 134 years. He’d been there way too damn long.
Nobody, Republican or Democrat, should be in Washington that long. We need term limits [shouting]! Boehner had forgotten how to be a conservative.
But Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader right now? Man, he doesn’t have a conservative bone in his body. He’s only been there since 2006. He’s got no core philosophy. Kevin McCarthy is a wonderful operator.
But there’s no core there.
There’s no philosophy there, but yet, this guy has the inside track to become the speaker.”
Walsh asked why the new speaker couldn’t come from a member of the House Freedom Caucus, led by Congressman Jim Jordon (R-OH), a group of principled conservatives who are credited with applying the heat on Boehner by forming a possibly successful coup against Boehner’s leadership.
In late July, just before recess, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), a Freedom Caucus member, launched a historic motion on the House floor, requesting that Boehner vacate his position as speaker.
And while the media and entrenched ruling class in both parties scoffed at the resolution, which they predicted would go nowhere, guess what happened?
RINO John Boehner will soon be gone, and some, including GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal and Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon, are saying that Senate Surrender Caucus Leader, Obama’s Mitch McConnell, should and will be the next entrenched establishment squish to exit.
On Friday, constitutional scholar, best-selling author and top radio talk show host Mark Levin referred to McCarthy as a “used car salesman.”
With a top score being 100%, Kevin McCarthy has a “Liberty Score” of 45% according to Conservative Review, a “F” rating, which gives him the identical score to another establishment stooge, RINO Senator John McCain.