‘Never McCarthy’ House Republicans have a ‘psychological problem’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on FNC’s “Fox & Friends” on Monday that Republican House members trying to block Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) candidacy had a “psychological problem.” .

Gingrich said, “This is a fight between a handful of people and the whole rest of the conference. And they say they have the right to ruin everything. Well, the precedent that sets is; the moderates too, as well as the Florida members. I mean, five people can stand up and say, “I’m going to ruin the conference too.” The choice is Kevin McCarthy or chaos.

He continued: “I think that’s a remarkably myopic and, frankly, selfish position, and I don’t understand where they’re coming from.”

He added, “These five guys are deciding to become suicide bombers and see if they can sink the whole Republican Party. That’s what they do. It’s not about Kevin McCarthy. This is the right of five members to dismiss everything else in the conference and tell the rest of the conference it doesn’t matter.

Guest host Griff Jenkins asked, “Why would they do that? Newt, that makes absolutely no sense.

Gingrich said, “I think it’s a psychological issue. These guys can’t count directly. They can’t play tic-tac-toe. They cannot accept victory.

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