That’s right, Paul. You can do it… just a little further… keep fighting, Paul…
I have no idea who Andy Biggs is, but if a Trumpist loon like Paul Gosar is for him, he must be awful.
McCarthy looks PISSED.
I was/am really hoping Nancy P made a semi-devil’s-bargain to put the full voting strength of the Dems up for a more reasonable R Speaker in exchange for actually accomplishing cross-aisle projects this year.
Not her job anymore… that’s up to Hakim Jefferies!
Just waiting for one of them to nominate the ghost of Hitler.
Any moment now…
They should settle the contest BY COMBAT!
Chair of the Freedom Caucus.
Awful is it’s other name.
Partner in crime?
Wow, for the first time in 100 years the speaker vote goes to another round.
What a clusterfk!
This is even wilder than I first thought: McCarthy only had 4 Republican votes to lose, and he lost 19 of them. In addition to the 10 votes for Biggs, 6 went to Jim Jordan, along with individual votes for three other random members.
That would be great and is possible. I do think the GOP is going to have to sweat and suffer for a bit longer before any individual member comes around to publicly pursuing that possibility.
And it’s also worth noting that any GOP member who publicly supports giving Dems anything they want is going to face a huge backlash from their own party. Liz Cheney levels of backlash. It doesn’t matter what it is at this point. It could be a plan to avert a mad scientists from creating antimatter world-destroying Hulks - if a Democrat is for it, a good GOP cult member must be against it.
It might even end up being better for McCarthy’s career if he loses becoming speaker, than if he wins with Democratic support.
Andy Biggs doesn’t have as high a profile as Paul Gosar, but he’s cut from the same cloth and is just as awful. Unfortunately, he’s also my congressman.
Who could have guessed that the Chimps Flinging Poo caucus would…well, OK, yes I guess you could have guessed that.
Someone should suggest Liz Truss.
Skip straight to the head of lettuce.
If you have a choice of heads of state, why not skip while you have a head?