The twenty extreme-right Republican delegates who for four days boycotted the election of their group’s leader as the new speaker of the United States House of Representatives make an motley group, but one with interesting points of view. Most defend the principles and lies of Donald Trump, even though he didn’t pay heed to what he said to support Kevin McCarthy. Some called for greater quotas of power and others stressed the need to curb Joe Biden’s immigration and social spending policies. But they all handled the anti-system discourse typical of old fascism and new ultra-populism: it was necessary to end “the corruption of the system”, “the status quo of Congress” and “the broken structures of Washington”, they said repeatedly. In the end, they all agreed to support McCarthy or to give up their votes against it in order to allow his election. He didn’t do it for free. In return, the California Republicans granted him concessions that mortgage his presidency and open the way for new efforts to boycott the House, the government, and the country’s political stability. These are just some of the profiles of dissidents who have put and may put the United States under scrutiny again.
Matt Getz Born 40 years ago in Hollywood (Florida), gave shows several times during the bizarre rounds of voting in the lower house. In the eighth session it voted for Trump as its candidate, and in the eleventh it nominated him as its candidate. In the dramatic plenary on Friday night, his abstention in the penalty round, under the formula of “present” and anonymous vote, greatly angered McCarthy, who had apparently counted on his support. It later emerged that Trump had called Gaetz and other militants to urge them to unblock McCarthy’s election. And he revealed that in the fifteenth and last, affirmative vote, it was Gaetz who pushed the rest of the way to lift the veto. And he thanked.
Until now, Gaetz was best known as a result of a lengthy investigation against him for alleged sex trafficking, which involved a minor. The report states that the prosecutor’s office does not fully see the prospects of successfully charging him. Washington Post in September.
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Lauren Boebert , 36, a fervent activist for the right to carry a gun or rifle and who in December 2021 published a photo with his children armed to the teeth to wish him a Christmas, his last two years as a Colorado representative I was already known for some interventions. , In November 2021, his Islamophobic comments against Muslim representative Ilhan Omar, whom he was linked to joking With terrorism, he stunned. But it was last week that he came to the fore with his attacks on McCarthy and his denial of support, saying “even if my favorite president – Trump – calls us and tells us we have to end this.”
Like most of the twenty insurgents who ultimately supported or allowed McCarthy to win, Gaetz and Boebert deny the results of the presidential election that Biden won and are part of the extremist parliamentary group Caucus for the Freedom House : an organization that currently leads scott perry , another leader of the Radical Republicans’ rebellion. Perry was instrumental in an unsuccessful effort to remove acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen for refusing to help nullify the presidential election in January 2021. He was later investigated by the FBI for participating in efforts to rig the election. A retired military man aged 60 and a representative from Pennsylvania, Perry was one of the rebels who called for “a radical departure from the status quo of a totally bankrupt Washington”.
chip roy The 50-year-old Texas lawmaker also played a major role in the rebellion against McCarthy and his demands to give more power to the militants and take it away from the president, negotiating and ultimately preferring the deal. Due to Roy’s pressure, a single MLA would be able to bring a no-confidence motion against the Speaker of the House.
Another prominent name in the rebel camp is Paul Gosar , Representative from Arizona, 64 years old. His radicalism became particularly notorious when, in November 2021, he posted an anime video depicting the assassination of Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Biden.
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The dissident group is not lacking in members of the new generation of the American far right. Five dissenters were new to the House; from them Anna Paulina Luna , 33-year-old California, Air Force veteran and former model who loves guns and Trump. Luna said Wednesday that he would “not until we have a president who fights for the people and fixes the chaos and corruption on Capitol Hill.”
It was ridiculous that the people responsible for the second biggest mess at the Capitol after being instigated by Trump a year ago came together to denounce the “chaos in the Capitol.”