Massive endorsement from this congressman just changed the game for Republicans

matt gaetz

Endorsements are being announced left and right during this election season. There’s no telling who will declare their support next.

And a massive endorsement from this congressman just changed the game for Republicans.

Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has recently told former President Donald Trump that she will likely step down after the South Carolina primary.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) did not hesitate after the announcement by offering his endorsement on who he believes should take over for McDaniel.

Gaetz said in a post on X that he is endorsing former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as the next chairman for the RNC.

Unfortunately for McCarthy, this endorsement was completely tongue-in-cheek.

“I fully endorse Kevin McCarthy for RNC Chair,” Gaetz’s X post said.

“Kevin is well organized and a very high-revenue fundraiser. He will also be well-liked by the RNC Committee. The RNC Chair doesn’t make any policy decisions, set any agenda, or negotiate against Democrats, ever. Kevin would be terrific.”

Gaetz of course was responsible for leading efforts to have McCarthy ousted as speaker back in October.

And in November, McCarthy fired back at Gaetz by telling CNN that the GOP would “tremendously” benefit from having the Florida congressman ousted from his position.

Rep. Gaetz kept bashing McCarthy on Wednesday after his post X post on Tuesday night.

While speaking about how getting rid of McCarthy has been “an unmitigated disaster,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) said on X, “Name one thing that’s improved under the new Speaker.”

Gaetz responded by saying, “Here’s one: we haven’t sent any money to Ukraine (yet),” and included a picture of McCarthy wearing a Ukraine pocket square and pin.

It’s pretty obvious that Gaetz and the former speaker have quite a bit of disdain for one another.

Even after McCarthy’s departure from the speakership, Gaetz still isn’t shy with launching attacks towards him.

And while there are rumors that Kevin McCarthy could be a possible fill-in for McDaniel’s position at the RNC, nothing has been decided yet.

“Nothing has changed. This will be decided after South Carolina,” Keith Schipper, an RNC spokesman said to the Washington Examiner.

Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.