Kevin McCarthy is great at picking fights.
But the issue is he’s not good at finishing them.
And now Kevin McCarthy, Gavin Newsom, and Colin Kaepernick got into a spat that no one saw coming.
Can we just get a real fighter?
One of the traits many people view as a necessity for politicians is the desire and ability to fight for principle.
These days, finding politicians who actually want to fight for principle in Washington, D.C. is exceptionally difficult.
But one politician who at least is willing to fight – but not necessarily for principle – is Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
McCarthy has been in many political fights throughout his career, not least of which was his fight to become Speaker.
Many politicians would have given up on becoming Speaker after the 10th vote, if not before, but Rep. McCarthy found a way to get the votes he needed to win.
And when Speaker McCarthy faces a CNN reporter, he knows how to throw punches – they never even know what hit them.
But unfortunately, more often than not, McCarthy isn’t completely on board with the beliefs that he’s “fighting” for, which is why he often loses fights that matter to conservatives, as he did with his colossal debt ceiling negotiation disaster.
But now, Speaker McCarthy is trying to redeem himself by picking fights left and right on social media.
In one of those fights he went all in against California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Kevin, Newsome, and Kapernick get in a spat
Governor Newsom has been pushing for Congress to implement a 28th Amendment to the Constitution in order to gut the Second Amendment, and McCarthy called him out.
“Hey Governor Newsom, The 2nd Amendment already exists — we don’t need a 28th,” McCarthy tweeted. “But what we do need is for Presidential aspirants to stop pushing their extreme positions nationally.”
“Hey Kevin, What we need is you to own up to the fact that you represent a district with the highest murder rate in our state – and you’re doing nothing to address it,” Newsom said, as if a local matter should be more pressing for the Speaker of the House than the Governor of the state in which it is located.
What we need is you to own up to the fact that you represent a district with the highest murder rate in our state — and you’re doing nothing to address it. https://t.co/2I77M2HAgY
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 9, 2023
And as these two big names in politics were going at it, former NFL player Colin Kaepernick decided to take a break from his typical race-baiting antics to tweet “#KillingCounty” at McCarthy, in reference to his own docuseries about Bakersfield, California.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 9, 2023
The sad thing is, none of the back and forth on Twitter is going to mean anything for working class Americans.
Republicans in Washington, D.C. could have attempted to reign in the ATF’s unconstitutional gun confiscations during the debt ceiling negotiations.
But instead of defending Second Amendment rights, politicians think it is just a talking point for social media.