Before McCarthy gets strung up, I’d like to know a little more, because he is been a reliable conservative vote (even though he is from California).
Too late. Snap decisions have been made. Those displeased with all things, or who have financial or political incentive to stir divisions, have settled on a GOPe purge talking-point. Doesn't matter who did it, why it was done, who the replacements were, that liberals were also replaced... it's a grand purge by the establishment.
Democrats don't need help defeating our agenda, in-fighting more than solves that problem for them.