Battle for Speaker: A GOP Clown Show! Kevin McCarthy Humiliated

Kevin McCarthy

Nancy Pelosi served as the 52nd speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to 2023. Pelosi was a consummate politician who served as Speaker with an iron grip by eliciting respect, admiration and fear from her caucus. She never allowed the House to devolve into the chaos that reigns supreme now that the GOP controls the lower chamber.

Kevin McCarthy has lost a second round of voting; this is unprecedented in the last 100 years. The Republican Party is in disarray. If Republicans can’t even nominate a Speaker, how will they pass any substantial legislation?

Answer, they won’t. They don’t have a legislative agenda, strap your seat belt on, and get ready for a wild ride of phony investigations of Dr. Fauci, Hunter Biden and maybe even an impeachment of Joe Biden, never mind that he hasn’t committed any crimes or misdemeanors worthy of an impeachment.

The Republicans have been in control of the House for only one day and the Clown Show is in full effect with the Freedom Caucus serving as the ringmasters.

It doesn’t matter who ends up being the Speaker: McCarthy, Scalise, Jordan or anybody else. it’s going to be a shit show.

Democrats Slam Kevin McCarthy Over Joke About Hitting Nancy Pelosi With Gavel

“I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel. It’ll be hard not to hit her with it.”

Kevin McCarthy

The House Minority Leader uttered these disturbing words at a July 31 event with Tennessee Republican state lawmakers.

Hopefully the Republicans won’t take over the House in the 2022 midterms, and McCarthy will remain the Minority Leader and he won’t be in possession of the Speaker’s gavel anytime in the future.

Many Democratic representatives are calling him to resign or at least apologize for his contemptible remark.

“It’s been 24 hours since @gopleader McCarthy threatened violence against @SpeakerPelosi. RT if he should apologize or resign,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tweeted Sunday night.

To be clear, McCarthy wasn’t threatening violence against Pelosi, his comment was a pathetic attempt at a joke. But at the very least he should apologize for his intemperate remark. He may not have been actually threatening to hit Pelosi upside the head with a gavel, but some of Trump’s base may interpret his words as a call to action to physically assault the Speaker.

After all many Democratic congressional leaders are already receiving death threats associated with the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.

Our democracy is polarized around political lines, and we need a statesman to serve as Speaker of the House, and McCarthy’s sick joke is all the evidence we need that he is unworthy to wield the Speaker’s gavel.