This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
The first test of the kind of House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be is at hand. He’ll be leading a selection process this week for the top GOP members of key committees in the next Congress.
If Rep. McCarthy will be a principled champion of the sorts of causes that led the Republicans to victory in the House in 2016 – namely, the perception that they would support Candidate Trump’s agenda on building the Wall, repealing Obamacare, defeating radical Islamic terrorism, etc. – he will ensure that robust conservative lawmakers like Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows are tapped. They will work tirelessly to prevent Democratic abuses of power on the Judiciary and Oversight Committees, respectively.
If Mr. McCarthy instead opts for cronies and yes-men, he will be seriously disserving his President, party and country – perhaps with politically fatal effect in 2020.
This is Frank Gaffney.