Mark Levin Targets ‘Five Boneheads’ in House GOP

Mark Levin

( – Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin slammed several Republican members of the US House of Representatives who are refusing to support House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s candidacy for Speaker.

A seemingly agitated Levin referred to those GOP representatives who threatened to derail McCarthy’s Speaker bid as the “five boneheads.”

“There’s another reason the House Republicans have yet to vote for their leaders,” the conservative commentator said on The Mark Levin Show.

“They’ve yet to do it because of five boneheads in the House of Representatives who are Republicans who have no alternative candidate who can get anything close to a majority, nothing close to majority and are playing right into the hands of [Chuck] Schumer … [Mitch] McConnell, right into the hands of Pelosi and the Democrats,” Levin elaborated.

He did not name the “five boneheads” he was referring to. However, the radio host blasted, in particular, the leading GOP figures opposed to McCarthy’s candidacy to succeed Democrat Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker – Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona.

Levin described Gaetz as “useless” and accused Biggs of being a “phony conservative.”

“They’re playing right into the hands of the Democrats, right into the hands of the establishment Republicans, right into the hands of the media,” the conservative radio host insisted.

“Meanwhile, there’s McConnell off on the side working out a deal with Schumer, everybody’s in the dark and the Republicans in the House had no voice,” Levin added, referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

After the Republicans took back the House in the 2022 midterms last month, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy emerged as the top contender for the Speaker position.

However, as the GOP won a narrow majority of 222 votes vs. 213 for the Democrats, he would need almost all House Republicans to support him.

Last month, McCarthy won the vote in the House Republican conference for the Speaker nomination. He got 188 votes vs. 31 for his challenger, Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona.

Besides Andy Biggs and Matt Gaetz, other GOP House members who have voiced their opposition openly to McCarthy’s Speaker candidacy include Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana, and Rep. Bob Good of Virginia.

Among those, Norman said last month that he would either skip the House Speaker vote or vote “present” instead of voting against McCarthy.

In 2016, Nancy Pelosi won the Speaker post with 216 votes (with 218 needed for an outright majority) and three Democrats voting “present.”

The full vote for Speaker of the House will be held on January 3.