GOP lawmaker accused Democrats of drinking and was reprimanded
repealed. kat cammack (R-Fla.), who nominated McCarthy for speaker, accused Democrats of drinking on the job as they headed toward a third round of votes for the speaker’s office on Wednesday.
“They want us to fight amongst ourselves. Much has become clear with popcorn and blankets and wine,” Cammack said, referring to Democrats.
Without a speaker to set the rules, protesting members had no mechanism to deal with the remarks. Politico previously mentioned,
Cammack had another quotable moment in McCarthy’s nomination for the sixth ballot: “It’s Groundhog Day. Again.”
,Maybe even a great job.
McCarthy’s support of former President Donald Trump was notably caps-locked, but the actual words seemed less upbeat.
“Republicans, don’t turn a huge victory into a huge and embarrassing defeat,” Trump posted on his own social media, Truth Social. “It’s time to celebrate, you deserve it. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a good job.”
The post had no effect on House lawmakers, as McCarthy received no additional votes after it went online.
A Fake Trump Endorsement of Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) speaker circulated online Wednesday afternoon, and Trump confirmed in a separate post that it was a “forgery.”
Boebert appeals to Trump: Ask McCarthy to step down
repealed. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), a longtime supporter of Trumpism, asked Wednesday that the former president ask McCarthy to drop out of the speaker’s race entirely.
“The president needs to tell Kevin McCarthy that, sir, you don’t have the votes and it’s time to withdraw,” Boebert said Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
The remarks were indicative of a rift between Trump and some of the most far-right members of the House that has led to a sparring battle.
,I want to report a squatter.
repealed. Matt Getz (R-Fla.) at Twitter accused McCarthy Improperly occupied the office of speaker after McCarthy took office without holding office.
Gaetz’s post quoted a message on his letterhead to the Architect of the Capitol, questioning why McCarthy had been allowed to occupy the office. Online, that and rep. andy biggs (R-Ariz.)—another McCarthy opponent—repeatedly called McCarthy a “squatter”.
“It appears that Mr. McCarthy cannot be considered the Speaker-designate after today’s vote,” Gaetz wrote in the letter,
delegate election George Santos (RN.Y.), the endangered Long Island representative who is reported to have misrepresented most of his biographyDid not hear his name during the fifth roll call vote for Speaker.
When his name was called twice and the next name was called, Santos raised his hand and called for McCarthy.
“In chaos, anything is possible.”
A coalition between anti-McCarthy Republicans and Democrats is unlikely, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) said Tuesday night on MSNBC. But he didn’t rule it out completely.
“In anarchy, anything is possible, especially in this era,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Alex Wagner.
The progressive lawmaker was seen speaking to McCarthy’s opponents, including Gaetz, during the vote. In an MSNBC interview, he characterized Gatz’s questions as fact-checking claims for leadership of the Republican Party.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “To be able to fact-check some of the claims that McCarthy is making, whether Democrats are to blame or not, et cetera, is important to keep them honest.”
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