Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) made it crystal clear on Sunday during an appearance on “Meet the Press” that she believes if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) happens to become the next Speaker of the House after the midterm elections, it would be a disaster for the United States and our allies around the world.
Cheney was asked by host Chuck Todd:
“All right. Let’s talk about a Speaker McCarthy. You clearly think this is a mistake, that he will — that you are concerned about his speakership. What specifically concerns you?”
The Wyoming Republican replied in stark terms:
“Well, look, the Speaker is second in line to the presidency. And at every moment since, frankly, the aftermath of the election in 2020, when Minority Leader McCarthy has had the opportunity to do the right thing or do something that serves his own political purpose he always chooses to serve his own political purpose.
“And, you know, that extends to what we’ve seen just in the last few days with these comments about aid to Ukraine, the idea that somehow the party is now no longer going to support the Ukrainian people, which, you know, for somebody who has a picture of Ronald Reagan on the wall of his office in the Capitol, the notion that now Kevin McCarthy is going to make himself the leader of the pro-Putin wing of my party is just a stunning thing. It’s dangerous. He knows better. But the fact that he’s willing to go down the path of suggesting that America will no longer stand for freedom I think tells you he’s willing to sacrifice everything for his own political gain.”
WATCH: @RepLizCheney (R-Wyo.) addresses Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) political aspirations and recent comments about slowing aid to Ukraine.
“Kevin McCarthy is going to make himself the leader of the pro-Putin wing of my party is a stunning thing.” pic.twitter.com/JeT13HKjLz
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 23, 2022
Indeed, McCarthy has let it be known that if the GOP gains control of the House of Representatives, telling Punchbowl News:
“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine. They just won’t do it. … It’s not a free blank check.”
A House or Senate controlled by Republicans would be an absolute disaster for the United States and the world. Each of us needs to vote and make sure it doesn’t happen.
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