In new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s, R-Calif., own words: “She reminds me of my friends from high school, that we’re going to stick together all the way through.”

That’s an operative quote from the man of small-town Bakersfield, California. He refers to despicable Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., a Donald Trump loyalist whom he embraced – literally – as he barely won the race to head the House Republicans.

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