Matt Lewis

Kevin McCarthy plays ‘The Town’ to inspire Republicans at meeting

The Washington Post reports the following interesting news from a closed-door meeting of Republicans on Tuesday:

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the party’s vote counter, began his talk by showing a clip from the movie, “The Town”, trying to forge a sense of unity among the independent-minded caucus.

One character asks his friend: “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later.”

“Whose car are we gonna take,” the character says.

After showing the clip, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), one of the most outspoken critics of leadership among the 87 freshmen, stood up to speak, according to GOP aides.

“I’m ready to drive the car,” West replied, surprising many Republicans by giving his full -throated support for the plan.

(No word on what Rep. Darrell Issa had to say about the car theft movie.)

It is unclear to me — having never seen the 2010 crime thriller starring Ben Affleck — why this might have been in any way inspiring.

You can watch the clip here:

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