House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) lashed out at his Republican colleagues during a private conference call this week and urged them to get it together and stop arguing.
During the conference call, McCarthy told members that they should be spending more time countering the Biden agenda than chastising each other, adding he would no longer have any tolerance for such behavior, according to multiple sources on the call.
“If you’re not focused on what you’re doing and what the Democrats are doing wrong, and you’re focused on talking about one another, I’m not putting up with that anymore,” McCarthy said on the call, according to a source familiar with the conversation. “But, if you continue to do that, there won’t be a place for you. I want to be very clear to each and every one of you. … It is not a way we’re going to win the majority.”
“You elected me your leader, you can pull me out,” he added. “But I’ll tell you one thing that’s going to happen. I’m not going to sit back and watch us lose. I’m not going to sit back and watch us make self-inflicted wounds either.”
Republicans have publicly been at each other’s throats after the failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Some have even called on the ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) over her vote to impeach Donald Trump.