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Chris Hayes Calls Kevin McCarthy's Fealty to Trump an Exercise in Self-Humiliation: ‘Debasing Himself' to Win Favor

Added 05-05-21 09:34:03pm EST - “Chris Hayes said Wednesday the key to obtaining power in Trump's GOP "is to humiliate yourself as much as humanly possible. That is what you have to do."” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Chris Hayes Calls Kevin McCarthy’s Fealty to Trump an Exercise in Self-Humiliation: ‘Debasing Himself’ to Win Favor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On Wednesday’s edition of All In, Chris Hayes tore into Republicans for their continued fealty to Donald Trump, the latest incarnation of which is the seemingly inevitable removal of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the third-ranking House Republican. Hayes specifically excoriated Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for arranging the upcoming May 12 vote on whether to oust Cheney, which he has done on Trump’s behalf.

“The binding glue of the Republican Party under Donald Trump,” said Hayes kicking off the show, “is the performance of self-debasement and humiliation.”

Hayes said McCarthy knows the cost of power in Trump’s GOP “is to humiliate yourself as much as humanly possible. That is what you have to do.”

The MSNBC host said McCarthy has seen what happens to those House Republicans who’ve insufficiently toed the party line over the years. Hayes pointed out that McCarthy was once considered one of the GOP’s “young guns” along with former Reps. Eric Cantor (VA) and Paul Ryan (WI), the latter of whom would serve as Speaker.

Cantor was turfed out in a GOP primary upset in 2014 by “proto-Trump” and anti-immigrant candidate Dave Brat, while Ryan retired as Speaker from an increasingly pro-Trump Congress that was passing him by, said Hayes.

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