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They ‘Just Want To Blow Up The Institution And Themselves’: GOP Senator Blasts House Republicans As Infighting Intensifies



Republicans are in disarray after ousting of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared to compare far-right Republicans to terrorists after the removal of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. (Photo: Imgur)

Republicans are in a state of panic after the abrupt removal of Kevin McCarthy, as GOP lawmakers took the unprecedented step of ousting their own speaker, leaving uncertainty about what comes next and some are literally crying about it. Even senators are weighing in, with one GOP Senator comparing hardline Republicans to terrorists.

Representative Patrick McHenry will temporarily serve as the interim speaker, handpicked by the ousted McCarthy. However, the party is grappling with a lack of clarity on the next steps, with key figures like Representative Matt Gaetz admitting to having no specific successor in mind for the House speaker role.

The chaos escalated as the vote to remove McCarthy succeeded, making it the first time in 113 years that House lawmakers have successfully ousted their own speaker—a historic moment in U.S. politics.

The tension within the Republican Party is palpable, with internal divisions surfacing with some members turning on each other.

In the midst of this turmoil, even senators are weighing in, with one Republican Senator drawing attention for seemingly comparing the far-right faction of the party to terrorists.

“A handful House members just want to blow up the institution and themselves in the process. Sad,” Sen. John Cornyn posted on X (Formerly known as Twitter)