I spent the evening watching the US House of Representatives try to elect a Speaker. Finally, they did. Just barely.
And this was fun moment, wasn't it:
A head of lettuce— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 7, 2023
Picture is worth a 1,000 words. pic.twitter.com/0MN9nnJg0i— Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@RachelBitecofer) January 7, 2023
Ladies and gentlemen - the Republican Party in 2023. https://t.co/YEFh5QoO9R— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) January 7, 2023
So at tonight's US Speaker of the House, it took 15 votes before the FreeDumbCaucus figured out that they could just vote "present".
So the guy who lunged at Gaetz was Mike Rogers, who SHOULD be Chairman of the Armed Services Committee. A position Gaetz REALLY wants.— Dan (Mastodon: firstname.lastname@example.org) (@Eodyne1) January 7, 2023
McCarthy may have sold Rogers' Chairmanship to Gaetz to get Gaetz's vote.
Which could make things...interesting...when they get to Rogers.
Worth remembering that the last time Congress stayed this late into the night was on...January 6th, 2021. Why? Because Republicans wanted to overthrow the results of a free and fair election. This time, it's because Republicans are utterly incapable of governing.— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) January 7, 2023
Beyond the storm, big picture is that McCarthy just signed the country’s fate over to a couple dozen crooks who will try to bury it.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 7, 2023
So and again so https://t.co/8vJZK1Cl8y— David Frum (@davidfrum) January 7, 2023