This was on the House floor in the days of chaos before McCarthy sacrificed everything but his dick to the MAGA renegades to get the Speakership. But why be surprised? The balless wonder also awarded Marjorie Taylor-Greene an appointment to the House Homeland Security Committee—which oversees the Department of Homeland Security. Not to mention awarding not one but TWO appointments to fraudster George Santos - including Science. Oh yeah, and awarding Chairmanship of the Armed Services subcommittee to accused sex trafficker MAGA mutt Matt Gaetz . Which was why one beheld Mike Rogers being restrained from punching out Gaetz out on the House floor, e.g.
After Rogers had learned the worm McCarthy surrendered his promised post to Gaetz.
If you are anyone but a MAGA enthusiast, and you care about the future of democracy in the United States, then you think that what the Republican Party and especially the House Republican majority has planned for the next two years is very bad.
And it is very, very bad.
And yet strangely, many of the same people who talk about how very bad it is also refuse to take it seriously.
The new, tiny House Republican majority set out its agenda for the first week of the new session on Dec. 30. It was ridiculous in theory, and it was doubly ridiculous in practice only in part because it took until Week Two to accomplish. The Week One display on the House floor from fractious Republicans in even getting a figurehead speaker installed wasn’t enough to deter them from forging ahead with that divisive, unpopular agenda this week. Then to head off early on Thursday for a 12-day recess observing Martin Luther King Day. Yeah, some of us get one day. They get 12.
Here’s what they accomplished in their first week of “legislating.” :
On Monday, Republicans passed a new rules package to govern the House for the 118th session, keeping in place some of the rules from the previous Congress and jettisoning others, mostly in the name of “fiscal responsibility.”