Kevin McCarthy, the Republican from California, is facing a leadership challenge. You see, he wants to be the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
McCarthy needs 218 (out of 435) votes to win the Speakership. The closest he got was 214. The last few votes have been difficult for him in spite of 13 rounds of voting in past 4 days. Meanwhile none of the representative members has been sworn in for the 118th Congress and no business conducted either.
However, McCarthy’s challenge does not end even if, and when, he gets elected to be the Speaker. The concessions he has made thus far to curry favor for support are mounting, and they will come back to hunt him.
You see, McCarthy is no leader. He is infatuated with becoming the Speaker to the extant that he is willing to trade away everything to get the job. Little does he know this is only the tip of the iceberg. As the saying goes, be careful what you ask for , , ,
How long do you think Kevin McCarthy will last as the Speaker if elected?
But just like the tea party, what comes next will probably be worse.
It’s all about power and I fear very few want to do anything that is actually positive for the country.
” . . . what comes next will probably be worse.” I wholeheartedly agree, Andy. Don’t know how the House will operate in such a chaos under a weak and now weakened Speaker. It does not bode well for our democracy with so many issues hanging. I think people want to do good but are trapped by the bureaucracy and politics. Will have to wait and see.
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