MTG ripped for spending $100K on Kevin McCarthy’s used Chapstick while "country teeters on default" – By Gabriella Ferrigine – House Republicans took a brief hiatus from a closed-door Tuesday meeting about spending cuts and raising the debt ceiling to auction off Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s, R-Calif., used cherry Chapstick.

The auction, which was meant to bolster the House GOP’s campaign funds, came to a close when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., offered up $100,000 dollars once McCarthy stated he would attend a dinner with the highest bidder and whichever donors and supporters they brought in tow.

“I’m honored to be able to donate $100,000 to the [National Republican Congressional Committee] to help Republicans increase our majority in 2024 and defeat the Democrats. My constituents will be honored to host a visit with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who we all think is doing a great job,” the GOP congresswoman said in a statement.

Politico reported that Rep. Aaron Bean, R-Fla., led the auction, while the bidding pool included Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.; Stephanie Bice, R-Okla.; and Jason Smith, R-Mo.

Politico reporter Olivia Beavers shared an image of Bean and Greene with said chapstick, which was branded for Bean’s congressional campaign.