McCarthy’s ‘style of leadership’s gotta change,’ says Republican lawmaker

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday criticized former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for his conduct while serving in the role he was ousted from on Tuesday.

“His leadership style has to change,” Burchett said in an interview on NewsNation’s The Hill.

Mr. Burchett was one of eight Republicans who voted in favor of Mr. McCarthy’s removal motion on Tuesday, resulting in his removal from office.

“He needs to make a revelation that the path we’re on, and the path we’ve been on for the last 30 years, is broken and it needs to change,” Burchett said. .

Burchett added that the California Republican’s “condescending” comments about McCarthy solidified his vote to expel him.

“He just said something very condescending to me, which doesn’t really matter at this point, but at that point I thought that was pretty much it,” Burchett said. told reporters. Vote.

Mr. Burchett also criticized Mr. McCarthy over the former speaker’s comments that the eight people who voted to expel Mr. McCarthy were not true conservatives.

“I say he’s bitter,” Burchett said on CNN Tuesday night.

McCarthy said later Tuesday that he would not run for Congress again, adding that he was “honored” to serve in the office.

“Look, I was very lucky,” the former chairman said. “When I came to Congress, I was appointed deputy chief of staff for my second term. I have to be the majority whip. I have to be the majority leader. . I’ve been minority leader and chair. I’ve been blessed. And I’ve had about 10,000 hours… I believe it, a lot of different experiences. And I’ve had new blood… I believe I can help them, and I want to help them to the best of my ability.”

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