Kevin McCarthy, the Republicans’ Minority Leader in the U.S. House, secretly ran an anti-America 1st PAC that worked to defeat candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump. What’s more, the California Republican secured funding for the PAC from the leaders of FTX, the now-bankrupted cryptocurrency firm from the Bahamas that largely supported the Democrats.
The FTX money earmarked for McCarthy did not come directly from the firm’s troubled CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, but rather through Ryan Salame, president of FTX Digital Markets.
The first inklings of this subterfuge surfaced in September when Cassandra Fairbanks from the Gateway Pundit wrote about McCarthy’s secretive efforts to defeat U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn. A Republican from North Carolina, Cawthorn had angered House leadership by discussing drug-filled orgies sponsored by lobbyist groups in Washington DC and attended by members of Congress.
Now, RedPill78 has greatly expanded upon what we know. It appears McCarthy didn’t just try to get Cawthorn ousted, but also to defeat other MAGA Republican candidates, including Jarome Bell of Virginia.
Here, Bell, a U.S. Navy veteran, discusses his primary defeat at the hands of Jennifer Kiggans. She declined to debate him during the campaign, but benefited from a massive warchest funneled to her by McCarthy, drawing upon funds he received from FTX. Kiggans subsequently won election, defeating a Democratic incumbent Elaine Luria.
In addition to Bell, Ivan Raiklin also joins the RedPill78 broadcast. Raiklin, a U.S. Army veteran, ran for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia in 2018. There are two companion videos from RedPill78. We present them both here. The first video introduces the parameters of the scandal, while questions and calls get fielded in video two.