If you haven’t been paying attention for the last few days, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has been on a mission to hold the Republican Party to its promises to the American people. Naturally, he’s catching a lot of flack for that.
Republicans are supposed to always cave at the last minute on budget deals, with Mitch McConnell producing a “compromise” that gives the Democrats everything they want. Hasn’t Gaetz read the script?
Congress tends to fiddle all year long and then rams through an unconstitutional Continuing Resolution that funds everything in the government and then some. No one ever has time to read a CR, so it’s always jammed full of pork, and nothing ever gets cut. Gaetz and the MAGA Republicans in the House want to change that.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy likes the status quo, so he had his friend and Council on Foreign Relations member Maria Bartiromo at Fox News try to take Matt Gaetz down a peg. The interview on Sunday was fairly explosive. If you watch Bartiromo closely, someone—possibly McCarthy himself—was texting her to tell her what to say next.
Gaetz not only handles himself well but manages to shoot his way out of this Fox News ambush. This is one of the better interviews we’ve seen in a long time (other than Donald Trump’s interviews). Watch as Gaetz gets ambushed in this interview and manages to turn the whole thing around on an embarrassed Maria Bartiromo.