House Speaker McCarthy Predicts The Future: And The Future Is NOT Looking Bright For...

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 19 September 2023 12:00
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In a recent interview on Fox News, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) expressed his conviction that former President Donald Trump would secure the GOP nomination for the 2024 presidential election.

McCarthy's comments came during a discussion with host Maria Bartiromo, where he also offered pointed criticism of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, another potential GOP nominee.

Bartiromo initiated the conversation by highlighting Trump's significant lead in the polls, despite the numerous politically motivated indictments Democrats have lodged against him. She queried, "What's your take on this that as we see more indictments of Donald Trump, he seems to be gaining in terms of popularity with the public? Will he be the nominee?”

In response, McCarthy affirmed his belief that Trump "is stronger today than he was in 2016 or 2020." He attributed this strength to the American people's recognition of Trump's policies, which prioritized America and bolstered the economy. McCarthy stated, "We didn’t have inflation, we didn’t have these battles around the world, we didn’t look weak.”


The discussion then shifted to Gov. DeSantis, who Bartiromo noted is attempting to collaborate with Republican lawmakers advocating for a government shutdown. McCarthy, however, dismissed this strategy as ineffective, asserting that "a shutdown would only give strength to the Democrats.”

McCarthy then elaborated on why he believes Trump will secure the GOP nomination over DeSantis. He stated, "He's stronger than he has ever been in this process. Look, I served with Ron DeSantis. He's not at the same level as President Trump by any shape or form. He would not have gotten elected without President Trump's endorsement. I believe our best step forward, pass our appropriation bills so we're stronger. Take the wokeism out, secure our border to make America stronger."


The conversation with Bartiromo also saw McCarthy touch on a variety of other topics. He announced that House Republicans plan to issue a subpoena for Hunter Biden in relation to the impeachment inquiry. However, he emphasized the need for more information before summoning Hunter before Congress.

McCarthy stated, "The one thing the American public has to understand is there's a strategy behind everything. We only follow the facts. Hunter Biden will get subpoenaed, but when's the appropriate time? Do you do it because television wants it? Or do you do it around the facts and the timing?... I think we should have the bank statements to actually know where did the money go so you would know the questions to ask Hunter Biden. To just subpoena Hunter Biden because you want to fundraise or you want to do something, that's not how you run it effectively."


Meanwhile, DeSantis, who trails significantly behind Trump in the polls, recently criticized the former President's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated, “He seems to be saying he would do the same thing all over again.”

He differentiated himself from Trump by stating, “I think one difference between how he and I look at things: he really likes polls. He really cares about polls. He wants to know what he's doing is popular in the moment — and he's obsessed with polling data. I don't give a rip about the polls. “When I was making decisions in Florida, particularly on the front end of COVID, I was getting hammered. My public polling was going down. But at the end of the day, a leader's got to stand up and do what's right.”

According to the latest RealClearPolitics average, DeSantis currently holds 12.7 percent support, significantly lower than Trump’s 56.6 percent.