Kevin McCarthy helpfully clarifies: GOP not the party of ‘nativist dog whistles’

Kevin McCarthy helpfully clarifies: GOP not the party of ‘nativist dog whistles’
Kevin McCarthy (Image: Breitbart News screen grab)

[Ed. – Way to accept the political opponents’ lexicon, Kev.  There was another, much better way to say this.  I don’t see much to be gained from bringing up Anglo-Saxons myself (they’re so 12 centuries ago), but just say what the GOP is.  You know, all the good stuff, instead of talking about dog whistles.  Geography tip: it would be “nativism” if we were in southern England.  We’re not.  That ship sailed 400 years ago.  Incidentally, little dialogues about Anglo-Saxons have abounded on social media all day.  Better than cringing over the Biden Welcome mat for PM Yoshihide Suga of Japan.]

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Friday that the Republican Party is not the party of “nativist dog whistles” in an apparent response to a new right-wing caucus that explicitly calls for promoting “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

McCarthy issued a tweet that does not explicitly reference the new “America First Caucus” — established by GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and Paul Gosar (Ariz.) — but came hours after its policy platform began leaking to the media. …

The policy platform, which was first reported on by Punchbowl News and obtained by The Hill, states that “America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

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