Live coverage: A bruised and weakened McCarthy finally emerges with the gavel

Live coverage: A bruised and weakened McCarthy finally emerges with the gavel


This really isn’t how a government should operate. Not this government, anyway. The clusterfuck, however, is continuing. Here we go again, into ballot 15 in the quest to elect a Speaker of the House.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 5:39:19 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

There won’t be a rules vote tonight after all. It will be Monday, giving Democrats plenty of time to remind all the non-maniac Republicans how McCarthy gave away all their shit.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 5:32:45 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

Well that’s that. Speaker Gaetz McCarthy and all the Republicans cheer like it was some goddamned victory instead of the most craven display from a politician since that other Jan. 6, and that guy McCarthy will continue to grovel to.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 5:17:03 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

Trump is taking credit for McCarthy’s win, with key phone calls made during the adjournment vote. That’s the claim anyway, and Maggie Haberman is dutifully passing it along.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 5:07:19 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

Petty? Just a little. 

Rep. Tom Emmer has been telling ppl on the floor NOT TO CLAP for Gaetz or Boebert when they announce their votes, per GOP lawmaker on the floor.

— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 7, 2023

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 5:02:45 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

The glee on McCarthy’s team is something to behold, considering Matt Gaetz just demonstrated the extent to which he completely owns the man.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 4:57:11 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

This, by the way, is the kind of chaos we will see every day in the House for the next two years. It’s going to be clusterfuck as far as the eye can see.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 4:54:43 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

Biggs voted present, essentially clearing the way. Boebert did as well.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 4:54:15 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

I was getting this new post together and was not able to share the truly inspired nominating speech for Jeffries from Rep. Dean Phillips. Go watch the replay if you missed it.

UPDATE: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 · 4:52:43 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter

We’re told Gaetz has relented to KM One sign of lack of trust: Rep. John Carter tells me: “I’ll believe that when I see it.” https://t.co/4b1IFYdRbO

— Sarah Ferris (@sarahnferris) January 7, 2023



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