After years of constantly praising The New York Times, capitulating to Liz Cheney and the Democrat leadership and kicking members who stand in the way of advancing a progressive agenda off of their committees, thereby crippling their ability to fundraise, inescapable karma is coming full circle for conniving House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, warns former Rep. Steve King.
“The New York Times is McCarthy’s Bible,” King told The Gateway Pundit in an exclusive interview. “McCarthy, more or less worshipped the NYT and the NYT reporter to me. He said the NYT would not make a mistake; they are professionals — they wouldn’t make a mistake even in punctuation. Now here we are, the NYT turned around and laid this on him.”
“He’s also said that he can remember every word, every pause, every punctuation that he ever said to the press in the last six months,” the former Iowa congressman added. “That’s Rainman stuff. There is no one that can do that.”
Last week, the New York Times leaked explosive secretly recorded audio from a private conversation between McCarthy and Liz Cheney on Jan 10, 2021. During the call, McCarthy assured Cheney he would advise Trump to resign following Cheney’s references to the events of January 6 and the 25th Amendment.
McCarthy also argued members of Congress who were complaining about the rigged election results should be censored and banned from social media platforms along with the sitting president of the United States.
Kings cautioned that the California politician longs to be Speaker of the House and with “cunning duplicity” will act as cutthroat as needed to get that position, primarily by derailing and unseating members that challenge him or the establishment’s agenda.
“Every move that he makes goes through the filter – the calculation of, ‘Does it hurt me or help my prospects to become Speaker of the House?’ That’s his abiding goal in life. Most of us that have been around him have recognized that for a number of years. Whatever heavy-handed stuff that he thinks he can get away with that advances that cause, that’s what he will do,” he said. “People being removed from committees was almost unheard of until McCarthy came on the scene.”
MCCARTHY’S ‘PAY TO PLAY’ SYSTEM
Just a handful of Republican members of Congress have called attention to the current crises that present existential threats to the U.S. Constitution and the republic. Any lawmaker who strays from McCarthy and the globalist agenda, dares to call attention to political prisoners who are languishing in solitary confinement for protesting glaring election theft on January 6, attempting to halt governmental “vaccines” mandate compulsory, or refusing to compromise their values, for example, face penalty.
King detailed McCarthy’s “pay to play” apparatus for distributing powerful positions in the House.
“Almost all of them are compromised – wherever they might stand on any of those issues,” explained the former chairman of the Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. “Here’s how that works. A freshman gets elected and most of them are ideological, they want to go make a difference and they’ve got an agenda. They get in and leadership says to them, ‘Now, you elected people to come into Washington, we are going to give you orientation.’ For me, that was eleven days — two days of orientation and nine days of indoctrination.”
“And they’ll tell you this: ‘Your job is to raise money. You go to your committee and vote when you have to, go to the floor and vote when you have to. Otherwise, we’ll bring you over to the National Republican Congressional Committee. Pick up the phone and dial down through this list and raise money. Then you give the money to the party and that will have a lot to do with your next committee assignment and a lot to do with your pathways into leadership or your legislation that might be getting passed. And if you don’t do that, they will shut down your endeavor,” he continued. “They are policing it through all of this.”
While previous GOP Speakers of the House, John Boehner and Paul Ryan threw their lot in with the Trump-haters and leftists, “greedy” McCarthy takes the cake, King argued.
“I put this at the feet of McCarthy, and I’ve watched him for three years putting this together. It was served up to me in a blander way when I arrived than what it is now. Now, Kevin McCarthy gets to unilaterally make these decisions: what committees you will be on, whether you’ll have a role ever as a subcommittee chair, a full committee chair or an honorable role as the whip, the deputy whip or something along that nature – or maybe the chairman of the NRCC itself. He’ll make those decisions,” he said. “McCarthy controls every assignment. He will say the Steering Committee makes those decisions — that’s a flat-out lie. The Steering Committee is handpicked by McCarthy and their assignments depend also upon the goodwill of McCarthy. Every gavel, McCarthy can kill. He can bypass somebody that has 15 years of seniority over the second guy because he doesn’t like what they say or think. If he says to the PACs on K street, ‘Don’t send money to candidate X,’ they don’t send money.”
King explained how McCarthy controls the House GOP through fear.
“All of these members are afraid that their political careers are going to come to a halt,” King continued. “If you get leadership to endorse your legislation, it’s coming to the floor. McCarthy withholds that unless you play ball with him. He also decides whether you do foreign travel or not – that comes right out of the mouth of Kevin McCarthy. Then the non-governmental organizations out there, other organizations that are operating around the Hill, get that message. So, the invitations that you were getting to give speeches and build that network and support from the NGOs, stops, dries up and may even stop immediately.”
MCCARTHY COLLUDED WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES TO DEFAME KING
After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years, King lost his re-election bid in 2020 following a hit piece on the conservative firebrand published by The New York Times.
During a 2019 phone call with NYT reporter Trip Gabriel, King discussed the perils of mass illegal immigration to Western civilization, as he had throughout his entire political career. Gabriel allegedly conflated King’s references to “Western civilization” with “white supremacy.”
“It was a 56-minute interview. There’s no tape. There are no notes. I thought that interview was going to be approved by my communications director and it hadn’t,” King explained. “Since 2000, I had never been quoted uttering those words, ‘white nationalism, white supremacy’ – I don’t think in those terms. But during that same period of time, I had been quoted saying ‘Western civilization’ 276 times.
“Gabriel admitted that he had been fed me those terms ‘white nationalism, white supremacist.’ If I said those words, it was to say, ‘Yeah, I understand how these got to be pejorative terms and they were weaponized by the Democrat Party.’ But Western civilization, how did that language become offensive?”
Carrying water for “the globalists and Never Trumpers,” the California lawmaker who aspires to ban his colleagues from the social media platforms, allegedly conspired with the New York Times to frame and oust the conservative firebrand and then refused to allow due process.
Just hours after the libel spread like wildfire, McCarthy shut down all paths that would allow King to set the record straight, removed King from all committees and shut down the longtime congressman’s ability to fundraise.
“People being removed from committees was almost unheard of until McCarthy came on the scene. Nobody in history was bounced for a misquote anywhere, or for what they said anywhere at any time. Every lawmaker that had been previously removed from the committees had convictions or indictments, and federal ones at that,” King said. “I never had any place that I could make my case. There was no due process of any kind. Every effort I made was shut down and blunted by Kevin McCarthy, his staff and Liz Cheney. This came down and all of a sudden I am utterly canceled. No one that had been removed from their committees by their own party has ever survived the next election. McCarthy knows that.”
King agreed that he should have recorded his conversation with the NYT to protect himself from libel and advised others to take the same precaution when engaging with dishonest media.
GOP Members of Congress quickly make enemies when they refuse to play ball or “stand in the way of the establishment’s agenda over and over again,” the ex-congressman admonished.
“I was elected to Congress in 2003, and then from that point forward, I carved out more and more independence. I emerged throughout those years as the “conscience of conservatives” in the House of Representatives,” King said. “I led on trying to kill Obamacare. After Obamacare passed, I led on the cutting off of all funding to implement or enforce Obamacare. I brought the first repeal legislation to repeal it. I drafted that and the morning after, it passed and was signed into law – as soon as the door opened, I was there.
“I was one of the handful of people that pushed John Boehner out of the speaker’s chair. He was cutting deals with Nancy Pelosi and trying to force-feed them to conservatives. It was clear to me that he wasn’t going to secure the border or repeal Obamacare. Those guys, they had me marked and they were going to kill everything I tried to do. So, I’d bring in my amendments rather than legislation. And I ended up with more amendments offered and a higher percentage of them passed than any active amendment offerors,” he continued. “I just went to battle every day. All of those things just irritated leadership.”
King described how McCarthy uses racial, ethnic and sexual quotas in his political calculations including the endorsement of candidates and selection of committee assignments.
While every Republican member of Congress is forced to raise money for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the NRCC uses the money to advance identity politics under the guise of “equity,” “diversity” and “affirmative action” and fund the campaigns of progressive candidates.
King’s refusal to fundraise for the left-wing causes of the National Republican Congressional Committee irked McCarthy. But aggravation between the GOP minority leader and renegade Iowa lawmaker came to a boiling point when King introduced the “heartbeat bill.”
“I brought the Heartbeat Protection Act to Congress. I had 174 cosponsors on that bill – that’s almost twice as many as you need to get a markup in a committee. I had a hundred percent promise to get the mark up in the Judiciary Committee, not a promise to go to the floor, but we had the votes to pass it,” King said. “Kevin McCarthy flat killed that bill in December 2018 while we had floor time to do it. I pushed the issue until I forced an answer, but he killed it. He did this damage to the pro-life movement. At that time, I was the strongest pro-life voice in the country, and he killed it off. McCarthy attacked me. He said that’s not the platform. He excoriated me for defending those babies.
“Then, Kevin McCarthy continued to agitate from behind the scenes. The establishment globalists decided they wanted to get rid of me and unloaded everything on me in the fall of 2018. They had already had a few million dollars lined up against me on the Democrat side – I could withstand all that they would throw at me on that side. But a week out from the elections, Steve Stivers, then-chairman of the NRCC, tried to politically assassinate me — calling me a ‘racist,’ ‘bigot’ and every kind of ‘phobe.’ My ‘close friends’ in the Republican Party started to say, ‘Steve King is going to lose his seat’ and undermining me.
King urged every Republican member of Congress to expose McCarthy and expel the aspiring Speaker of the House from the party.
“Every single institution in America has been influenced or corrupted by the leftists and new world order proponents. That explains the Never Trumpers and the elitists and the establishment. They are aggressive, they are well-funded and there’s a network of this,” he said. “Nothing changes until leadership changes. They will perpetuate this same thing over and over again.”
The embattled former congressman comprehensively exposes the US political system and the DC swamp in his recently published book, “Walking Through the Fire: My Fight for the Heart and Soul of America.”
“This book – I couldn’t get anybody to publish it because they didn’t want my name on their website. I’m too ‘toxic.’ They’ve turned my career in public service which spans nearly a quarter of a century into toxicity. It so toxified me that my leverage has been reduced substantially,” he said. “This book should be required reading for every candidate for Congress and could be the very document that denies the speakership to Kevin McCarthy.”