After now-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy finally secured the votes early Saturday to hold the gavel in the lower body of Congress, one of the first items on his agenda was to express gratitude to one of the men who made it possible.
They were exactly the kind of words that Democrats, their mainstream media propagandists and too many Republican opponents of former President Donald Trump didn’t want to hear.
But they’re going to echo throughout the next year heading into the presidential race of 2024.
“A lot of people worked really hard to put this together,” McCarthy said at a Capitol news conference early Saturday. “All the different members, hanging with me through all those different votes…