Amelia Mavis Christnot
Seth Meyers roasted Kevin McCarthy with a supercut of all the times he predicted a 'red wave' election in 2022.
Late Night With Seth Meyers brought together clips of Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in the lead upbto the 2022 midterm elections to create a supercut of the former House Minority Leader's election predictions.
McCarthy and his fellow Republicans claimed a Red Wave would sweep both the House and Senate giving the GOP control of Congress.
While the GOP did take control of the House, the Senate escaped their grasp and the margin in the House was minimal.
Their predicted landslide victory never happened.
You can see the Late Night supercut here:
"For at least a year, leading up to the midterms, McCarthy was incredibly cocky about it, even giving us specific numbers for how many seats Republicans could win."
The supercut included a clip where McCarthy denied on Fox News he was being overconfident.
"There’s going to be a historic Red Wave or my name is not Klevin McCorthy."
The Late Night host quipped:
"It’s never a good sign when someone says they’re not being overconfident."
"If a character says that in the movie, he’s about 10 minutes away from getting eaten by a T. Rex."
Fox News got roasted as well over their Red Wave predictions.
\u201cNew @PostVideo mashup:\n\nHow Fox News hyped a "red wave" for weeks leading up to the midterms\u201d— JM Rieger (@JM Rieger) 1668122260
McCarthy’s critics continued to point out the GOP's midterm failures as well.
\u201cWell, it looks like the Republicans finally got their red wave. \ud83e\udee2\n#KitaraRavache all dressed in red. Waving\u2026Heyyyyy @SpeakerMcCarthy \ud83d\udc8b\n\n\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83e\udee2\u201d— Huston McKinney, CPA (@Huston McKinney, CPA) 1674135882
\u201c@SpeakerMcCarthy Just couldn't resist being rude and political, huh, kev. No red wave. An imaginary mandate. Maybe like Santos resume? Maybe like your marital fidelity?\u201d— Kevin McCarthy (@Kevin McCarthy) 1673632945
\u201c@dougmastriano They're right.\n\nAttacking them for the lack of a red wave was extremely ignorant.\n\nThe blame lies squarely with Ronna Romney, Turd-le McConnell, and his boy McCarthy. THEY funded horrible candidates like Oz and they withheld funds from MAGA candidates.\n\nTrump is a moron.\u201d— Doug Mastriano (@Doug Mastriano) 1674399362
\u201c@SpeakerMcCarthy Where\u2019s the Republican plan? Where\u2019s the red wave? McCarthy made a deal with the devil and he\u2019ll be gone very soon.\u201d— Kevin McCarthy (@Kevin McCarthy) 1674334950
\u201c@GramG46133627 @Mary1Kathy Kevin McCarthy was expecting a red wave, 20 or more seats picked up. Since that dream was crushed he needs all the votes he can get to keep the chaos caucus happy.\u201d— GramGram (Betsy) \ud83d\udc99\ud83e\udd70 (@GramGram (Betsy) \ud83d\udc99\ud83e\udd70) 1673880869
\u201cWe ignore moronic traitors empty heathens no red wave ever gonna happen McCarthy is perfect to bring down the party by 24 he's so giddy being in speaker office he's lost his reality\u201d— Jane Benyo Petty (@Jane Benyo Petty) 1673662216
\u201c.@SpeakerMcCarthy do children need to lose their father? Is that finally going to make you happy. There\u2019s a reason why the House didn\u2019t have a red wave. Americans are done with this. \nAct like a leader, & stop all this venom. Hasn\u2019t enough blood been shed at the Capitol already?\u201d— Jacy - I write banned books... (@Jacy - I write banned books...) 1674284159
\u201cRepublicans are hurting themselves with some of these crazy committee assignments. McCarthy should not act like they got a huge win in the midterms. They didn\u2019t. 5 seats is not a huge win. Lost another senate seat. No red wave just a trickle. Act like it.\u201d— Ronald Right (@Ronald Right) 1674061109
\u201c@SpeakerMcCarthy If you think the Red Wave that DIDNT happen was bad\u2026 Refuse to raise the debt ceiling and EVERYONE IS GOING TO KNOW WHO PUT WORKING PEOPLE IN JEOPARDY, WHO PUT THE BUSINESS INDUSTRY IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL and WHO IS EMPOWERING THE RICH! THE @GOP! Thank You in ADVANCE FOR #2024\u201d— Kevin McCarthy (@Kevin McCarthy) 1673968591
\u201cDear Kevin McCarthy. What happened to your \u201cred wave\u201dYou gaining 4 seats in the house is barely a ripple. Oh, and 15 attempts to gain support & the gavel from your own party only by giving everything away but the clothes in your back. You should be so proud of yourself!\u201d— E. \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddf7\u26a7\ud83d\udc3e\u270c\ufe0f (@E. \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddf7\u26a7\ud83d\udc3e\u270c\ufe0f) 1673805850
McCarthy’s fortunes continued to sour as he struggled to win support from his GOP colleagues as House Speaker.
It took a historic five days, 15 votes and numerous concessions for McCarthy to prevail and then only after some in his own party opposing his speakership voted present.
It's hardly a vote of confidence to launch his tenure as Speaker of the House.