By Corinne Murdock |
Conservative pundit Mark Levin accused Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05) of being a “fraud” and “phony conservative” over opposition to Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) as House Speaker.
Biggs responded with the claim that Levin’s support was merely opportunism. The representative showed evidence that Levin has long opposed McCarthy.
“Levin is the biggest fraud in politics right now. For years, this guy castigated McCarthy publicly (with no shame),” tweeted Biggs. “Now, he is all in for him and wants his audience to turn a blind eye. Total fraud.”
Levin made Biggs the subject of his Tuesday radio show. The pundit noted Biggs’ long opposition to the Convention of States, and recent vote for Tom Emmer (R-MN-06), who Levin called a “RINO” (Republican In Name Only), over Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN-03) for a House leadership position.
Levin responded to Biggs’ flip-flopping accusation without addressing any of his prior opposition to McCarthy.
Levin and Biggs’ exchange occurred following Biggs’ announcement on Tuesday that he would challenge McCarthy for the speakership.
“Kevin McCarthy was created by, elevated by, and maintained by the establishment,” tweeted Biggs.
In a Daily Caller column, Biggs painted McCarthy as a feckless leader for over six years. Biggs declared McCarthy was the establishment’s pick because he has a track record of maintaining the status quo for Democrats. He cited a forthcoming spending package from Biden that he said will worsen national debt, noting that McCarthy supports it.
Biggs also criticized McCarthy for circulating a censure resolution for former President Donald Trump and protecting outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) until Cheney personally embarrassed McCarthy.
He disclosed that McCarthy thwarted efforts to challenge Democrats by requiring a vote on every bill, reportedly calling it “inconvenient.”
McCarthy teased a bid for the speakership in 2015, but withdrew amid rumors of an affair with former North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers. McCarthy failed to secure the speakership again in 2018 after Democrats took over the majority.