'They’re like children': Dan Crenshaw slams attention-seeking GOPers amid McCarthy’s bid for speaker

'They’re like children': Dan Crenshaw slams attention-seeking GOPers amid McCarthy’s bid for speaker
Dan Crenshaw speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit, hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, Gage Skidmore

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) recently offered a critical opinion of Republican lawmakers' attention-seeking behavior amid House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) attempt to secure his bid for Speaker of the House.

On Tuesday, January 3, the Republican lawmaker appeared on "Fox & Friends" where he weighed in with his take on the upcoming vote. During the appearance, Crenshaw was asked whether or not he believes far-right Republicans will ultimately hinder McCarthy's effort to secure the 218 votes he'll need to acquire the top-ranking House seat.

The criticism began with Fox host Brian Kilmeade, and Crenshaw further expounded with remarks along the same lines.

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Specifically, he took aim at Reps. Scott Perry (R-Calif.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) as he criticized them for refusing to support the Republican lawmaker:

"This is truly a play for more airtime, and they are getting it. There are some of these people who — nobody knows who they are. People know who Scott Perry is, but nobody knows who Bob Good is…Some of the reasons that these people are not voting for Kevin McCarthy are unbelievably petty. Unbelievably petty! This is about showmanship, this is about notoriety. It has nothing to do with the conservative agenda."

Crenshaw went on to insist the intraparty quarrels makes the political party "look foolish.”

“If I didn’t know any better, it’s like the Democrats paid these people off. Crenshaw said. "Let’s pay them off. Let’s make it look like the Republicans can’t govern and don’t deserve any gavels whatsoever.”

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“The things that they’re demanding to offer their votes to McCarthy are things that nobody cares about… I don’t know where this group is getting this idea that this is important to the American people or important to the conservative movement," he continued. "It is simply not. They don’t even have ideological disagreements with Kevin McCarthy. This is about petty, personal issues that they have, or petty attempts to gain notoriety. They should be held accountable for it by the American people.”

From a more blunt perspective, Crenshaw likened his attention-seeking colleagues to "children."

“They’re like children,” he said. “This is such a childish attempt at gaining more and more attention.”

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