Laura Ingraham: The GOP Establishment ‘Needs To Pull The Plug’ On McCarthy

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Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said Thursday night that the Republican establishment should “pull the plug” on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) bid to become House speaker.

Ingraham posted a tweet calling for GOP leaders to intervene after McCarthy boasted that the House investigation into Benghazi hurt Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton politically.

The beleaguered majority leader, who is running to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), stumbled on Thursday night as he tried to walk back his comments in a Fox News interview.

Other conservative pundits, including RedState editor Erick Erickson, have suggested that McCarthy’s gaffe should disqualify him for the speakership.

Ingraham, an avowed fan of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, also took a hit at establishment favorite Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida. She said both men are “in over their heads.”

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  1. Let’s see. If McCarthy’s term as Speaker is negative five days, how will the next one beat that record?

  2. Avatar for edhedh edhedh says:

    why? kevin mccarthy told the truth. after multiple benghazi investigations, another one was a get hillary plan. thanks, kevin for truthfully exposing your own sins.

  3. next one up will likely be Scalise.

  4. Avatar for dv01 dv01 says:

    I don’t disagree that Bush is in over his head, but to think that Trump is qualified to be President stretches the definition of ironic to its breaking point.

  5. Never trust the judgment of a woman who was engaged to Dinesh D’Felon

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