It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it?
Already a laughing stock after six failed ballots to choose the speaker, the chaos on Capitol Hill this week has now attracted some heavy sarcasm and derision.
After hours of talking on cable news, john stewart And Julia Louis-Dreyfus The two took to social media today to rip apart the increasingly embarrassing and never-ending bid by the warring Republican and GOP House leader. Kevin McCarthy To seize the hammer of the House of Representatives.
In a now-postponed second day of wall-to-wall and vote-to-vote coverage on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, pre daily show The host paid tribute to DC’s own cable network firmly in cheek earlier Wednesday:
As votes appear to be shifting and deals are being cut late Wednesday night to grab the necessary 2018 votes McCarthy needs to achieve her lifelong speakership goal, Louis-Dreyfus put her own spin on the odd situation. put in In that vein, the multiple Emmy winner and past fictional Vice President and President of the United States weaves stranger fact and fiction to put together real life MAGA chaos within the context of an acclaimed lampooning of the once almost unimaginable. Veep,
Of course, Stewart and Louis-Dreyfus’ POV on the process comes when Democrats have been leading their GOP colleagues on the other side of the aisle for nearly two days. As Dems House Leader Hakeem Jeffries consistently won the most votes for speaker on the ballots even as Republicans held a reduced majority in the House, Representatives such as L.A. ted liu Made it clear they were going to enjoy the clown show:
Aides to Rep. Liu from Arizona’s 7th Congressional District jumped on the popcorn bandwagon yesterday as well:
In a nomination speech today on the floor of the House for McCarthy, Rep. Cat Cammack (R-Fla.) cautioned his party in a swipe at raucous Democrats for enjoying bloodshed among Republicans with “popcorn and blankets.” Tried. The wine and blankets that are coming there.
All of this was more material for Stewart:
Undoubtedly, with overnight hand-waving and seventh voting kicking off at 9 a.m. PT on January 5, there will be more to come — funny or not.
As Rep. Liu emphasized after the last vote today, this fiasco may sound comical but it also has some very real-world consequences: