Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s recent rendition of placing the cart in front of the horse wasn’t just a one liner or a misplaced word in a statement. Oh no, this was a grander and more detailed error and it why his supportive ranks are thinning.
This faux pas took the same time to state as it now does to read. Quoting the brash California Congressman from a Peggy Noonan column, “What you’re gonna see is a conservative speaker that takes a conservative Congress that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example. Everyone thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen.”
It is somewhat evident that his words appear somewhat disjointed, maybe caused by an uncomfortable or nervous presentation? Even so, it’s obvious that an innocent misspeak is not the culprit.
So now, what does this ambitious, young, middle-of-the-road representative do? He back peddles. From a CNN Theodore Schieifer report, “This committee was set up for one sole purpose, to find the truth on behalf of families for four dead Americans. Now I did not imply in any way that that work is political, of course it is not.” He then added, “That committee is solely to get the truth out, but it happened with the truth you found out about a server.”
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