Believing he still has political influence, exiting Congressman and third-briefest serving Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy endorsed Donald Trump for the GOP nomination, per USA Today, because he secretly wants to ensure the destruction of the Party that so unceremoniously ousted him from the Speakership under nihilistic rules he agreed to so he could claim the seat in the first place.
Saying of Trump: “The President bears responsibility for [the January 6th] attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump, accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure President elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term.” Oh, wait, no… that was Kevin McCarthy on January 13th, 2021, just a week after a Republican-led group of domestic terrorists attacked the Capitol.
In an interview that will air tomorrow on CBS News, McCarthy responded “Yes” when asked if he supports Donald Trump for the nomination. “I will support President Trump,” he said, before adding he would accept a position in a new Trump Cabinet, “[i]n the right position. Look, if I’m the best person for the job, yes.”