The former House Speaker announced his departure in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal but insisted, “No matter the odds, or personal cost, we did the right thing.”
Considering the reactions to the Republican lawmaker’s retirement on X, formerly known as Twitter, it doesn’t appear he will be missed.
This is quite the strategy from Kevin McCarthy! He’s being chased out of town, but he’s running to the front, twirling a baton, and pretending that it’s a parade. The reality is that he’s leaving Congress a humiliated and defeated man. And the GOP majority shrinks even more. pic.twitter.com/ZWyzTaEEGn— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) December 6, 2023
Kevin McCarthy is leaving Congress at the end of the year!!!— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) December 6, 2023
Shrinking the teeny tiny Republican majority even more!!
Bub bye you craven, feckless cuck.
Bub bye. 😂😂😂
Kevin McCarthy is leaving Congress to spend more time practicing those moves for Dancing with Stars.— Paul Lander (@paul_lander) December 6, 2023
Kevin McCarthy is retiring from Congress.— Jay Black (@jayblackisfunny) December 6, 2023
He said he and his party have accomplished all the nothing he set out to achieve and there wasn’t any more nothing for him to do.
Kevin McCarthy leaving Congress in order to spend more time with his increasing sense of irrelevance— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 6, 2023
Time for George Santos to move to Bakersfield and do the funniest thing— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 6, 2023
But one person did lament McCarthy’s retirement, but only because he wasn’t very good at negotiating with President Joe Biden.
I’m sad to report a Biden loss. Kevin McCarthy will be leaving Congress next month. This is a loss because President Biden always won when Kevin McCarthy was negotiating across the table.— Biden’s Wins (@BidensWins) December 6, 2023
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