For the first time in 100 years, first-round voting in the chamber did not determine who would serve as the next speaker of the House. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) strongly desires the position but, after four rounds of voting, has not been able to garner the required 218 votes to secure the win.
On Tuesday evening, after three rounds of voting failed to produce a winner, Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered several suggestions — noting that McCarthy could “restore our system to health” and win the speakership by doing two things.
“If Kevin McCarthy wants to be the speaker,” Carlson said during his opening monologue, “he’s going to have to do things he would never do otherwise.”
“First,” Carlson suggested, “McCarthy could promise those who have opposed his bid for Speaker, to release the January 6th files. Not some of the January 6th files and video, all of it, and not to some phony committee that will hide them … but put them online, release them to the public directly so that the rest of us can finally know what actually happened on January 6th, 2021. It’s been two years. It’s long overdue. It’s our right as Americans to know.”
“Second,” Carlson continued, “Kevin McCarthy could put Thomas Massie of Kentucky in charge of a new Frank Church committee, designed to discover what the FBI and the intel agencies have been doing to control domestic politics in this country.”
Carlson explained: “They’ve been doing it a lot. But no one in Washington wants to talk about it. This topic is effectively off-limits and has been. In fact, no one has talked about it for almost 50 years.
Carlson added: “And so because no one has talked about it or stopped it, the rot has spread, and democracy has withered. You can feel it. The FBI is now a bigger force in American elections than any single group of voters. This cannot continue. It is poison.”
A recent Twitter Files drop indicated the FBI paid Twitter over $3 million between October 2019 and February 2021 — reportedly for their work in suppressing information government leaders believed would negatively impact the narrative they desired to advance.
The last Twitter Files drop noted that Democrat Adam Schiff’s office pressured Twitter to censor certain posts and writers.
Carlson concluded his monologue by stating that “Kevin McCarthy is uniquely situated right now to stop” what he termed as the “poison” in Washington, D.C.
He added: “So, by striking a deal with his 20 colleagues, McCarthy could restore our system to health and at the very same time get the job he’s always wanted. It’s not so complicated. Let’s hope he does it.”
Despite a strong early Wednesday morning endorsement from Trump, McCarthy did not secure the required 218 votes in a fourth round of voting.
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