The Hill reports:
“Apparently the White House Comms team is delighted at the reaction because it looked like Joe Biden was standing up to the Republicans,” Steve Doocy, a host on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” said to McCarthy during an appearance by the Speaker on the network.
“At one point it looked like you were trying to shush your side of the aisle … what happened?” McCarthy deflected, blaming Biden for riling up members of the House GOP. “Well, the president was trying to goad the members and the members are passionate about it,” McCarthy said.
Read the full article. Yesterday McCarthy publicly warned GOP reps against any “outbursts” during Biden’s speech, but obviously his boss MTG wasn’t having it.
After Steve Doocy points out to McCarthy polling showing that independents were turned off by the GOP heckling of Biden last night, McCarthy talks about his members like they’re children: “Well, the president was trying to goad the members, & the members are passionate about it” pic.twitter.com/yuY8YJq0Xj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 8, 2023