• Nathan Max

Kevin McCarthy is a 'Sycophantic Fool'

Steve Schmidt

Editor's Note: Steve Schmidt is one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project. He is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on several Republican campaigns, including John McCain's 2008 bid for the White House, and he is now a regular political contributor to MSNBC. On Friday, Schmidt expressed his outrage with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a 4-tweet thread. MaxNewsToday has assembled these tweets and reprinted them as one easy-to-read op-ed for our ongoing segment, Schmidt Storm. It has been edited for grammar and clarity. Kevin McCarthy has demonstrated his unfitness through his pathological dishonesty and cravenness for four years. He disgraced himself and the House with his conduct. He must never be in the line of presidential succession. Corporate donations made to a McCarthy-controlled committee will trigger an action by the Lincoln Project and our allies in the coming Accountability Project. McCarthy stoked this insanity, and he has blood on his hands, like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. McCarthy is a gadfly. He is the congressional version of Otter, the rush chairman of the GOP fraternity. He is soulless and principle-less. He stands for nothing but his self-interest and power. Trump has destroyed him by revealing him completely for what he is. He is a sycophantic fool, who actually sorted through a vase of Starburst candies to remove the flavors that displeased Trump. He surrendered any claim of moral leadership a long time ago. The GOP conference should rid itself of Kevin McCarthy.