Kevin McCarthy has been ousted

Kevin McCarthy is the first House of Representitives speaker in US history to be removed following a motion to vacate. Representitives voted 216-210 to remove him a short while ago.

It follows Matt Gaetz threatening him with the loss of his position if he didn't unilaterally (and therefore improperly) open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden and then filing the motion after McCarthy struck an 11th hour deal with Democrats to prevent a government shut down.

The speakership is once again vacant awaiting nominees for the position.

I wonder who wants the job.
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The right outcome. McCarthy followed through on very few of his promises. He used practically none of the leverage at his disposal - whether it came to dealing with the border catastrophe (impeachment against Mayorkas should have begun on day 1), reducing out of control govt spending, or confronting the weaponization of govt against everyday Americans. When you fail your constituents, you deserve to pay the price. Gaetz is one of the few who gives an actual voice to the people. He doesn't take big money donations and The Swamp despises him for it. Bravo Matt Gaetz.
I just saw a snippet of background news where it was reported that Matt Gaetz had to use a Democrat position to speak following the vote.

Appararenty, his fellow Repubicans positioned themselves as a barricade to block him from using Republican microphones.
Gaetz as POTUS after Trump.
He was on fire for the little I watched.
Maybe VP.
They haven't rolled out anyone like that since Obama.

teddybear
And Gaetz beat those sex charges.
Gatz gets a sex trafficking charge opened then dropped and Hunter with evidence aplenty gets nothing?

teddybear
BS, Gaetz received huge payments from various organisations totalling over 3 million dollars.

I cannot understand the Republicans, they oust a Speaker of the House for Lying, yet support ex-president Trump, who lied almost every single day of his 4-year Presidency.
The same President who increased spending by more than any other president in history.

Are the Republicans that two-faced?
Your racism is blasting though CS like a typhoon, give it a rest!
"I cannot understand the Republicans, they oust a Speaker of the House for Lying, yet support ex-president Trump, who lied almost every single day of his 4-year Presidency."

Easy. T-Rump's lunatic constituency is a lot bigger than McCarthy's.
Does it matter?
When was the last president or any other so called elected official who did anything for the people?
Unless you define people as rich corporate donors.
Once they get you statistical vote they can then claim a mandate even though it it is NOT what you voted for.
Essentially you support every shitty act of US terrorism around the world and the degrading of every single US citizen and the outright robbery from taxation and inflation.

I don't vote. Two reasons. First of all it's meaningless; this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn't mean a f*cking thing. Secondly, I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around – they say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain', but where's the logic in that? If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with.”


“The next time they give you all that civic bullshit about voting, keep in mind that Hitler was elected in a full, free democratic election”"Now, there's one thing you might have noticed I don't complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here... like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There's a nice campaign slogan for somebody: 'The Public Sucks. f*ck Hope.'"


"I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don't vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain,' but where's the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote -- who did not even leave the house on Election Day -- am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created."

George Carlin



teddybear
That's the essence right there. However, Trump was a step in the right direction. For once there was somebody who not only listened (and cared) what the voters wanted but the first guy to start delivering on his campaign promises from day one. He really delieverd! Ofcourse the deep state hated that as their interest is the opposite (mostly) than that of the people, hence they been after him and smeared him to the max, still is.

Kennedy jr good also, and I loved Tulsi now in Hawaii surfing a wave well deserved.

bouquet smitten
delivered- not to be confused with Delaware... lol
those spelloes is following me ... laugh
"Essentially you support every shitty act of US terrorism around the world and the degrading of every single US citizen and the outright robbery from taxation and inflation."

How in hell would you know that? Never mind. I don't want to attract more blog-flooding flotsam.

"I don't vote."

Good for you, and good for America. Stay the course.
That was Carlin I voted third party as I have stated many times but I gather the Dementia has set in and you only have a few times when you can focus.
My first vote was Barry Commoner and I voted Nader until he stopped running. I may vote RFK jr.
Have someone write that down for you so you have it in your face the next time you are lucid enough to write.
I bet you and Joe like the same kind of pudding.

teddybear
Trump gets nominated as interim speaker.
That would be funny.
teddybear
The Constitution says:

However, the GP has a House rule that says no one indicted for a felony punishable by more than two years in prison can serve in leadership.

Nominating Trump for interim speaker is remarkably like Matt Gaetz threatening Kevin McCarthy to unilaterally open an impeachment inquiry of Biden, having instituted the rule via their own OLC during Trump's tenure that one cannot be opened unilaterally, but must go to a vote in the House.

Either the Republican party are woefully ignorant of their own rules and/or are woefuly incompetent, or their actions are deiberate and for performance purposes only.

It's surely an extension of Trump's disregard and disdain for the constitution and the rule of law that the extreme MAGA members Republican party feel they have permission to circumvent their own party rules.
It's already started:

Troy Nehls announced late Tuesday that he will file paperwork to nominate former President Trump to be the next Speaker of the House.

"My first order of business will be to nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives,” Nehls said in a statement. “President Trump, the greatest President of my lifetime, has a proven record of putting America First and will make the House great again.”

The Speaker of the House is not required to be a sitting member of Congress, though no Speaker has ever held the role without being a member.


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Thank you for the link, Chat.

I watch with interest. laugh
Here's a video on McCarthy...

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