Conservative attorney George Conway warned Friday of the chaos a Republican “looney-bin caucus” would wreak in the House next year.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson used the term MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to refer to the glut of election-denials among House Republicans following the midterm elections. Many of them hugged the microphone over the weekend to promise an investigation into things for Democrats, especially the president’s son, Hunter Biden.
That’s the same lawmaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will have to satisfy to become House speaker.
Conway predicted that members of the MAGA team in the House would be increasingly motivated to jockey for attention in the crowded field, adding that it was only going to get worse.
“The ‘looney-bin caucus’ runs for re-election in districts that are purely red, and they have to cater to the MAGA base,” Conway explained. “It is about them getting their posse on Fox News and talking about Hunter Biden and all these things – and impeaching Joe Biden. And that’s what we’re going to see” as they all compete for prominence, he said, “because that’s what gets them … reelected.”
Robinson suspected that McCarthy would tone down his views for the Maga Republicans after he was demoted to the position of speaker. He has the nomination but still has to court the vote.
“Remember, he’s still running for speaker. He still has to get those 218 votes to be speaker, and he has to get them from the likes of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jim Jordan, and you know , all Republicans are in the looney-bin caucus,” Robinson explained.
He said: “If you didn’t know Kevin McCarthy, you can read optimistically, that he’s playing for them now and maybe things will change when he becomes speaker. However, I know Kevin McCarthy – I Don’t think that’s going to change.