MCCARTHY SOLD HIS SOUL TO SEDITION CAUCUS TO BECOME SPEAKER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JANUARY 7, 2023
Sarah Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge issued the following statement after House Republicans elected Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House after 15 rounds of voting:
“Kevin McCarthy has repeatedly put his personal ambitions ahead of our democracy. He voted against certifying President Biden’s victory and obstructed the investigation into the January 6 attack on our country. He has also failed to stand up to the violent rhetoric, antisemitism, and white supremacist ideology coming from House Republicans, opting instead to cozy up to the Sedition Caucus.
“More than 70% of House Republicans are election deniers, including every single member of GOP leadership. That should be chilling to every American who cares about protecting our democracy and our freedoms.
“This week, McCarthy made dangerous concessions to the most fringe members of the House in exchange for their support in his effort to become Speaker. The punishment for his political cowardice will be presiding over the GOP’s conference of chaos for the next two years. Unfortunately, it’s the American people who will pay the price.”
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