The recent election of Rep. Mike Johnson as the Speaker of the House has sent ripples through the political landscape. Two prominent figures, Boris Epshteyn and Rep. Matt Gaetz, have shared their thoughts on this significant win for the MAGA movement. Their reactions provide a glimpse into the evolving dynamics within the Republican Party.
Boris Epshteyn Celebrates a “Historic Day”
Boris Epshteyn, a senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, called Johnson’s election a “historic day” and a “huge day for MAGA, huge day for America.”
“While the Republicans in Congress coalesce behind President Trump and pick a strong MAGA conservative to be the next Speaker, unanimously, [with] 220 votes…what you have is radical Democrats continuing to attack President Trump.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz: “The Swamp is on the Run”
“If you don’t think that moving from Kevin McCarthy to MAGA Mike Johnson shows the ascendence of this movement and where the power of the Republican Party truly lies, then you’re not paying attention.”
The Fall of Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy’s ousting marked a historic moment, as it was the first time a Speaker of the House had been successfully removed. Gaetz accused McCarthy of sabotaging the nomination process and delaying the vote on Johnson.
“It was McCarthy who was working to knife everyone, and he hadn’t figured out a way to knife Mike Johnson. And so he was worried there was going to be this great unifying moment, and he scuttled the unifying moment.”
- Boris Epshteyn and Matt Gaetz both see Johnson’s election as a significant win for the MAGA movement.
- The removal of Kevin McCarthy indicates a shift in the power dynamics within the Republican Party.
- Both Epshteyn and Gaetz emphasized the unity among Republicans in electing a strong MAGA conservative.
The election of Rep. Mike Johnson and the reactions from Boris Epshteyn and Rep. Matt Gaetz signify a pivotal moment for the Republican Party. As the 2024 election approaches, the growing influence of the MAGA movement within the GOP is becoming increasingly evident.
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