Trump’s ‘significant leadership’ snagged McCarthy’s presidency

Boris Epshteyn, senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, told Sirius XM Breitbart News Saturday that the “meaningful leadership” of the 45th president played a central role in House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) historic breakthrough in the ballot for the 15th president early Saturday morning.

As Breitbart News reported, Trump had been working to whip votes for McCarthy since early December, engaging in ongoing correspondence with a slew of Republican lawmakers throughout the process and late into Friday night. After winning over 15 of his Republican critics, McCarthy found himself with six holdouts on Friday afternoon when the House adjourned until evening. Epshteyn said Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle that the Last Resisters decided to vote in attendance “based on significant, meaningful leadership from President Trump.”

“There was a decision made by Matt Gaetz, and the others who were left … to say, ‘Listen, vote present and let Kevin McCarthy be the speaker and let us get to work,’” Epshteyn said. “And this is very important, and I’ve been saying this for days: it doesn’t matter who the speaker is, we need a speaker because we need to start investigating Biden’s hopeless administration.”

Several GOP lawmakers have said the importance of Trump’s role, including McCarthy, who thanked Trump after winning the top spot in the House.

“I don’t think anyone should doubt his influence. He was with me from the start,” the speaker told reporters.

Moments earlier in the interview, Epshteyn praised the conservative resisters, mostly made up of members of the House Freedom Caucus, who won a number of concessions from leaders before allowing McCarthy to win the hammer.

“And if you look at the whole 15-round process, the historic process, it was actually a big window into American democracy,” Epshteyn said. “And there are wins all around and wins for the conservatives, you know, like Scott Perry, Chip Roy – who I disagree with a lot on a wide variety of points, but he had a lot of points that he correctly argued on that front – Bishop and others, then Gaetz, Boebert, Biggs…Eli Crane, who is now a star…Rosendale. These members, they stayed strong, they were tough, they received real concessions.


Breitbart Boris Ephsteyn – January 7, 2023

He cited commitment to a Church-like commission ‘to investigate the militarization of law enforcement’, motion for a vote to release the president, rule establishing a 72-hour period for reviewing drafts before the votes, as well as spending concessions. .

“Let’s make sure all of these promises are kept, and let’s make sure the House of Representatives does what the American people want it to do, which is hold Biden, his family, the Hopeless Democrats, anarchic radicals and their feet for fire,” Epshteyn said.

Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH) and James Comer (R-KY) are expected to chair the Judiciary and Oversight Committee, respectively, and have promised investigations into the Biden family. With McCarthy now the president and Republicans having subpoena power in hand, Boyle raised the possibility of subpoenas next week.

“There should be subpoenas as early as next week, Matt, no doubt,” Epshteyn replied. “There should be an all-out effort to investigate and prosecute all wrongdoings committed by the Biden crime family, wrongdoings committed by the Democrats, wrongdoings committed by the Deep State, wrongdoings committed by all who have set out to hurt President Trump, set out to hurt his supporters and set out in vital ways to hurt America There needs to be a real investigation into how the FBI and the DOJ became weapons and policies and how we put And yes, absolutely, there’s a lot of power in having control over House Representatives because…in their subpoena power, their investigative power.

“You better believe you’re going to see fights and a standoff with certain members of the Biden family or other Democrats, who are going to try to obfuscate, try to keep the information out, but people like Jim Jordan, Comer, others are not going to put up with this. They’re not going to put up with it with this,” he added.

Breitbart News Saturday airs on SiriusXM Patriot 125 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


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