Kevin McCarthy is your new majority leader, a victory for the Republican establishment in the ongoing battle with its identical twin, the Tea Party. Then again, who can tell who’s who?
Take a quick look at McCarthy’s record on women. He’s repeatedly voted against legislation to help women fight back against pay discrimination. He’s voted to defund Planned Parenthood and control women’s access to reproductive health care services. And oh, last but not least, he co-sponsored extreme, anti-woman legislation to redefine rape as “forcible rape.” Sound familiar?
It’s tragic, really, watching the Tea Party and the Republican establishment continue to fight like this, and over what? We’d tell them to put their differences aside, but there are no differences. Even Speaker Boehner says so.
Now that they have a new majority leader, can’t everyone just get along in the Grand Old Tea Party?Research after the jump.