GOP Rep. Spartz blasts 'weak Speaker' McCarthy, expects 'another worthless Congress'
"Unfortunately, real leadership takes courage and willingness to fight for the country, not for power and a picture on a wall," she declared.
Republican Indiana Rep. Victoria Spartz on Monday excoriated House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for his "lack of leadership" in addressing the nation's mounting financial woes.
Spartz issued her statement in response to the internal Republican brokering of a continuing budget resolution to avert a government shutdown. It remains unclear whether the deal between House leadership and the conservative Freedom Caucus will secure enough support within the conference to clear the lower chamber.
"Unfortunately, real leadership takes courage and willingness to fight for the country, not for power and a picture on a wall," she declared. "The Republican House is failing the American people again and pursuing a path of gamesmanship and circus. Neither Republicans nor Democrats have the backbone to challenge the corrupt swamp that is bankrupting our children and grandchildren."
"It is a shame that our weak Speaker cannot even commit to having a commission to discuss our looming fiscal catastrophe," she continued. "Our founding fathers would be rolling over in their graves to see how this institution is betraying our Republican for personal political ambitions and our children will be ashamed of another worthless Congress."
The California Republican, in response to her criticism, knocked her planned retirement, saying "I mean, I’m not quitting, I’m gonna continue to work for the American public," according to The Hill. If Spartz "is concerned about fighting stronger, I wish she would’ve run again and not quit."
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