Republicans who kicked out Kevin McCarthy are upset because rich people are stopping donating them money.

Republicans who ousted Kevin McCarthy complain “very wealthy folks” are pulling their donations

A recent CNN report highlighted the political and financial repercussions faced by a group of House Republicans who spearheaded the ousting of former Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the speakership in October.

Conservative Representatives Nancy Mace of South Carolina and Bob Good of Virginia have faced significant backlash, with serious threats to their primary reelection campaigns. Similarly, Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana, who recently entered the Senate race in his state, has encountered criticism from certain factions of the Republican Party for his role in removing McCarthy.

According to GOP sources familiar with the situation, both representatives are facing opposition from external Republican spending groups and McCarthy himself, who are actively planning to intervene in their reelection campaigns. Good drew criticism for aligning himself with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rather than former President Donald Trump, who has since withdrawn his bid for the 2024 presidential race.

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Kevin McCarthy (Credits: Reuters)

Two center-right-leaning groups based in Washington D.C., the Main Street Caucus and Republican Governance Group, have distanced themselves from Mace. Reports indicate that discontent with Mace has been growing, with allegations of a “toxic” workplace environment and “abusive” behavior by the congresswoman.

Despite the mounting criticism, neither Mace nor Good appear overly concerned about their declining popularity or express remorse for their actions against McCarthy. Mace emphasized her commitment to serving her constituents, while Good suggested bringing McCarthy to campaign in his district.

Other Republican representatives, such as Tim Burchett of Tennessee, have also faced repercussions for opposing McCarthy. Burchett acknowledged losing support from some donors but expressed hope for reconciliation. He anticipated facing challenges in the primary election due to McCarthy’s substantial financial resources but remained steadfast in his decision.

The group of House Republicans who voted against McCarthy has faced isolation on Capitol Hill but has united to support each other amidst continued criticism. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona acknowledged the risks involved but pledged support for his colleagues, including those with whom he disagrees.

Despite efforts by McCarthy’s allies to recruit strong primary opponents, House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana has maintained support for the dissenting Republicans. Johnson’s team confirmed plans to contribute to Rosendale’s Senate campaign, reaffirming the Republican National Committee’s commitment to supporting all House Republican incumbents.

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