Who’s leading the House GOP? Your guess is as good as theirs
It’s been a week and a half since Kevin McCarthy was ousted as House speaker. Still, Republicans failed to elect a new House speaker, and they didn’t even come close. Rep. Steve Scalise got his conference’s nod in a 113-99 vote over Rep. Jim Jordan, but with Republican Freedom Caucus nihilists refusing to budge, he never came close to the 217 votes he needed to secure the job. Rather than try to negotiate a deal with Democrats, he quit his bid on Thursday. It is no surprise that the Republican civil war took center stage this week, with a series of fumbles and embarrassing headlines:
Another Donald Trump speech has left us with serious questions about his grip on reality.
Russia’s effort at a major land grab hit the brick wall of Ukrainian resistance. Ukraine claims hundreds of Russian vehicles destroyed over the past couple of days, many of them visually documented in that story and its follow-up.
While it’s always been glaringly obvious that Donald Trump is a fake populist and fake Christian, it’s still nice when Republicans–especially those who worked in his administration–come forward to confirm it.
A Trump-loving conservative writer now admits that Trump is destroying the Republican Party. People tried to warn him, but he knew better! And now his party is suffering the consequences.
We have a lot of questions about what’s going on inside these DeSantis boots, which Donald Trump is gleefully spreading rumors about.
This freakin’ guy called the cops on a retired general. Seriously.
Steve Bannon spent months recruiting conspiracy monger Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as a “chaos agent” in the Democratic primary. But Kennedy spent all summer touring conservative media, building support among Republicans, and now having failed in the Democratic primary, he is an independent candidate for president (where his bid launched with absolutely hilarity). Deliciously, all the chaos is happening on the Republican side.
We are still in awe of this ProPublica report on the driving force behind the corruption of the Supreme Court.