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10. I'll bet McCarthy is mad at Gaetz
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 06:12 PM
Oct 2023

Gaetz filed to vacate the Speaker position without having a plan to fill it, and now that they've tried nothing, the Republicans are all out of ideas. McCarthy knows that this whole fiasco is a 100% Republican production, and they're going to be answering a lot of questions about it over the next 13 months.

But McCarthy should save a little mad for himself for bargaining away all his power to get the Speakership in the first place. He gave the bomb-throwing back-benchers the perfect vehicle to vent their childish rage and Gaetz used it. This whole episode would be serious indeed if there was any pressing business on the domestic or international stage requiring a functioning government.

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