GOP establishment leader Kevin McCarthy is threatening an “endless war” with conservatives over his failure to be elected Speaker of the House, as he begins negotiations with Democrats in a desperate effort to win the gavel while keeping Nancy Pelosi’s left-wing House Rules intact.
Freedom Caucus Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch opponent of McCarthy who’s among those legislators leading the charge against his speakership campaign, revealed the establishment leaders’ threat in a tweet he posted just before the fourth speakership vote, in which McCarthy failed once more to reach the 218 votes he needs.
“McCarthy is losing it,” Gaetz wrote in the tweet. “He texted one of my colleagues who didn’t vote for him: ‘I am ready to fund an endless war.'”
“I’m assuming this is in *addition* to Ukraine,” Gaetz added.