[….] A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.
Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader
These are not Putin gas prices. They are President Biden gas prices. 1:39 PM · Mar 11, 2022
“Россия” (Russia) – a variant of the Russian presidential flag.
Some of the responses:
How much did the Kremlin pay you to tweet this? [….]
You don’t like real Presidents.
You prefer coup plotting Putin puppets, don’t ya Kev? [….]
The blame America first movement [….]
Siding with the brutal dictator who’s currently slaughtering the innocent civilians of a sovereign nation over your own President certainly is a take, Kev.
Fuck off, traitor.
I’m so old, I remember when the price of oil DOUBLED after Saddam invaded Kuwait and Democrats did not respond by trying to score cheap political points. try being a patriot for five minutes, Kev
A true Leader would pull the country together
Not sow division, dishonesty and disinformation. [….]
Kevin McCarthy is not an American representative. Kevin McCarthy is Putin’s representative.
Once upon a time you said that there were two people who Putin paid- Rohrabacher and trump. Then you said “swear to God”.
Well I guess we all know at least one other person Putin now pays, don’t we Kev? [….]
Defending Putin again
How much was your price ?
Your tweets should carry this disclaimer:
“SPONSORED BY THE KREMLIN”
What specific measures would you take that would actually reduce gas prices here?
Not things that sound plausible. Things that are actually in our control and that would actually work.
Does Putin like you to tickle his balls when you’re blowing him like this?
Kevin McCarthy is a Putin apologist.
Whatever you say, comrade. Putin thanks you for your service.
I’m not Putin anything you say as true
Defending Putin again. Today’s GOP, everybody.
You’re defending Putin?
So…. you are now defending Putin?
Who do you represent again?
How’s that Kevin? Give examples please. Oh wait, you can’t.
Hey, hi, you’re a traitor to the United States, have a nice afternoon. [….]
You’re a moron, Kevin.
Says the Putin asset
I see US sanctions on Russia hasn’t stopped you from getting your rubles.
Bummed your rubles are worthless?
Oh cupcake, we know exactly whose these gas prices belong to.
Gas prices in west central Missouri, Thursday afternoon, November 11, 2021:
You’d think he’d have noticed if he bothered to spend any time in Missouri.
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
The third senator from Virginia doesn’t have a clue. Yesterday:
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
The Joe Biden economy: Inflation has taken away all the wage gains for workers and then some
[….] 4:48 PM · Nov 10, 2021
Some of the responses:
As long as Pornhub and Xbox do not increase their subscription rates, we’re good.
We see what you did there.
That’s a strange way to misspell cutting child poverty in half, 5.5 million new jobs in 9 months, a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, real environmental progress after 4 years of backtracking & corruption, and 200 million vaccines in arms. [….]
He wouldn’t know about Missiouri gas prices. He lives in Virginia but somehow serves in the Senate for Missiouri
In case you didn’t know joshy…the president doesn’t make the oil prices…that would be your donors as$h○Le.
No, seriouly, tell us how you really feel.
I bought unleaded regular today in SGF MO for $3.11 Of course if you lived in Ozark…… you’d know that
Josh Hawley (r) is not the only gaslighter from Missouri.
Vicky Hartzler (r) [2021 file photo].
And, the same photo:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Another “gut punch” to the wages of the American people.
“Your awl stoopit” would have taken less time to type.
As always, there is much hilarity in the responses:
wow. you mean gas was cheaper during the pandemic slow down?
I wonder why?
but maybe I just don’t understand economics as well as a home economics teacher…
A year ago, we hadn’t had a couple of major hurricanes blast through the Gulf of Mexico, knocking out refineries and pipelines either.
Sometimes I wonder if you actually think before you hit the tweet button, Vicki
A year ago no one was going anywhere. Supply and demand.
Geez, Vicky, if that’s all you have against Biden, he must be doing a pretty good job!
You should tell us the average price of gas in 2018.
Now do 2019 prices.
Have you thought about firing your social media team? You sure they aren’t working against you??
What else happened a year ago?
Oh, that’s right. Republicans think 2020 was great.
Oh, the President is the only factor controlling gas prices? Disrupted supply lines, fewer people working, greater demand that people are moving about more freely play no role? Quit trying to gaslight people.
Publix ran out of blue corn chips and my favorite dip. It’s Biden’s fault.
This is your periodic reminder that gas prices are set by the owners of the pumps, not the President of the United States.
Same old broken record, replayed. Your comms guy is really really bad. #Hartzlerlies #welfarequeenHartzler
You embarrass us again. Supply and demand. Pathetic
Do you really need a lesson on supply and demand or would you rather fess up to being another divisive, self-serving politician?
Supply and demand, moron
You are an embarrassment. Give us the avg price for all 4 years of the Trump Presidency.
You voted for the Insurrection and are a Traitor. Price of gas is a bullshit distraction Vick and you know it.
“A foolish consistency is the hobgobblin of little minds”: