Just when you thought Republicans could get weirder, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene paid $100,000 for a used Chapstick and dinner with Kevin McCarthy.
Policy reported because this is obviously the most important Republican-related news happening today:
House Republicans are offering deep spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. First, however, they took a break from their weekly private meeting on Tuesday to bid on something else: President Kevin McCarthy’s used lip balm.
McCarthy’s used cherry lip balm fundraising auction ended when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) placed a winning bid of $100,000, as confirmed by her spokesperson. She only started bidding after the California Republican chose to sweeten the deal: he agreed to attend a dinner with the winner and the donors and supporters they planned to bring. That money is directed to the House GOP campaign arm.
The most defining characteristic of Kevin Mccarthy that they could think of to motivate people to bid was dry lips. The only question now is which white supremacists will be rep greene choose to bring dinner with her? Maybe President McCarthy can pose for pictures with some guys who have Nazi tattoos?
With each passing day, the Republican Party gets weirder. And after? Will McCarthy auction off toilet paper from the bottom of his shoe? House Republicans are an odd bunch, and putting this gang in power and allowing the economy to fall off a cliff is a very bad idea.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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