Contrary to the message pushed by Washington insiders, the fight over the House Speaker position is a win for the American people, Mike Davis stated in an interview, which aired on Newsmakers by NTD and The Epoch Times on Jan. 4.
Davis is the founder and president of the Article III Project and former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.
“The biggest pro of this [Speaker] debate is that [it shows] DC insiders, lobbyists, the establishment don’t get to pick who wins these elections, that there’s actual elections in this country,” Davis stated.
Davis said that for the past three years, “establishment Republicans” have shown little concern for what conservative Americans are facing. As examples, he cited COVID-19 lockdowns, the BLM and Antifa riots, and the uptick in “gender-affirming care” for children.
Thus, in his opinion, the faction of GOP lawmakers holding out against Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Speaker are listening to what their constituents want. Specifically, a leader who won’t cave to the political elite and will fight for the rights of Americans.
“This is a good way for the rank-and-file Republicans in the House to take back control of the House. Instead of DC lobbyists running [the House], the rank-and-file Republicans, who are accountable to their constituents back home, are running it like the Founders intended,” Davis stated.
Furthermore, Davis alleged, if McCarthy does win the Speaker position, Republicans’ chances in the 2024 election will deteriorate. “I think if we elect Kevin McCarthy as our speaker, he’s going to be a uni party, establishment speaker, who will not draw a sharp enough contrast with Democrats,” Davis predicted.
“The election was bad in 2022 because Republicans were not bold. They didn’t draw a sharp contrast with Biden and Democrats. And that’s why we need a new speaker. That’s why Kevin McCarthy, who failed in 2022, cannot be the Speaker going into 2024.”
By Katie Spence