House Democrats Are Going To Cause Chaos By Trying To Get McCarthy Removed As Speaker

Kevin McCarthy meets with reporters before Speaker vote.

House Democrats and progressives are getting set to give Kevin McCarthy constant headaches by filing motions to remove him as speaker.

Politico reported:

“Why not? You know, that sounds like a good idea. I mean, you’re still going to need what, 218 for passage, right? But listen, man, he has a very slim majority,” mused Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.). “Whenever we want to cause complete chaos, we’ll do that.”

The gambit, known as the motion to vacate, would almost certainly fail this early in the new Congress, as Republicans can use a procedural move to toss the motion before it actually gets a vote and Democrats would need GOP support to reach the required majority. But progressives’ zeal confirms a fear from McCarthy’s allies — that a rule he greenlighted to assuage conservatives could easily cause frequent headaches.

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The motion would be a way to cause chaos and troll McCarthy with his own rules. Plus, if something totally bonkers happens, it just may work. Mostly though, this is just something that the House minority can do to give the Speaker of the House a headache when he has a really small majority and no room for error.

If the vote got to the House floor, it would be complete madness and a massive problem for Kevin McCarthy. A handful of Republicans who decide that they have had enough of McCarthy could end his speakership, and make last week’s drama look like a walk in the park.

Speaker McCarthy made the concession, and now he has to sleep with one eye open because his speakership could end at any time.

Sean Hannity Warns that Republicans Are On Verge of Becoming a Total Clown Show

Sean Hannity had a brief moment in reality Tuesday night, in which he admitted that House Republicans are on the verge of becoming a total clown show.

“It is day one of the 188 Congress (sic*), and House Republicans now are on the verge of becoming a total clown show if they’re not careful,” Sean Hannity told his Fox audience.

(*118th Congress: 2023-2024)

“But despite the cheering and the elation from Democrats and the mob and the media, it’s not a dire situation yet.”

Well, Hannity might not think so, but it is the first time since 1923 that the House failed to elect a speaker on the first ballot. As of Tuesday, the House failed to elect a speaker on the first…

second…

and third ballot.

So dire seems an understatement, but then that would only be the case if their goal were to actually govern.

There is no indication that House Republicans, aside from the few moderates, have any desire to actually do their job and Sean Hannity is certainly not the person who would cheer them into finally doing the People’s work, as indicated by his inclusion of “the mob” in his warning.

Culture wars are Hannity’s bread and butter. Culture wars are the opposite of actually governing.

Still, for Fox News to even come this close to admitting that Republicans have made clowns out of themselves is big news. Perhaps it’s only to point out that they are not Newsmax, but it is still a good sign any time reality creeps into their coverage during a Hannity segment.

The truth is that Republicans are not on the verge of making a total clown show out of themselves; they were on that verge about a decade ago. They are now way past that, and with Kevin McCarthy’s humiliation also comes more recognition that this party is long past out of control.

They managed to take an attack on this country and turn it into something to defend, so they are way past clowns. Their ineptitude is harming this country. If people are cheering their failure, it is because they have refused to clean their own house of insurrectionists and representatives who worked actively to steal votes from their own constituents.

If people are laughing, it is because they have been on the verge of a nervous breakdown watching this party attack their own country with no speed bumps but the two members they exiled for their patriotism.

AOC Blasts Kevin McCarthy’s Weak Criticism of His “KKK Caucus”

AOC tells Democratic leadership that it is time to take the gloves off with Joe Manchin

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) rebuked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) over his weak criticism of his "KKK Caucus" amid news that Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia) and Paul Gosar (Arizona) had not only attended but been featured speakers at the third annual America First Political Action Conference.

AOC Slams McCarthy’s “Ku Klux Klan Caucus” After Ilhan Omar Receives Death Threat

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), saying his “Ku Klux Klan caucus” is not being held accountable for their actions after Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) shared a racist voicemail containing a death threat following an anti-Muslim attack from Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).

“People truly don’t understand the scale, intensity, & volume of threats targeting [Omar],” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet. “Kevin McCarthy is so desperate to be Speaker that he is working with his Ku Klux Klan caucus to look aside & allow violent targeting of woc [women of color] members of Congress.”

People truly don’t understand the scale, intensity, & volume of threats targeting @IlhanMN.

Kevin McCarthy is so desperate to be speaker that he is working with his Ku Klux Klan caucus to look aside & allow violent targeting of woc members of Congress.

This cannot be ignored. https://t.co/ppridf6bZl read more

McCarthy Vows to Stop Democrat Spending Plans, But Can’t Say How

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowed to stop Democrats in Congress from passing infrastructure and social spending plans that amount to the biggest expansion of the social safety net and climate programs yet.

However, McCarthy could not elaborate on how he would stop these plans from taking effect after Democrats came to an agreement and approved a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint that advances them.

“It’ll be over my dead body, because I’m going to do everything in our power to stop it,” McCarthy said during an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

He suggested that moderate Democrats Joe Manchin (W. Va.) and Krysten Sinema (Ariz.) could possibly roadblock the legislation but admitted he doesn’t know if he can derail the legislation altogether.

“I don’t know yet, until the vote takes place,” he said.

"They'll probably even get more. The far left is much stronger. You watch Cori Bush, you watch what AOC does. They hold this Democratic Party hostage to their socialist beliefs and they have won time and again," says @GOPLeader on Democratic bills. pic.twitter.com/YKR7YLykTP read more

McCarthy Slammed for Criticizing Afghanistan Withdrawal

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) took to Twitter to criticize President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan, fulfilling an agreement initiated by former President Donald Trump and his administration.

President Biden’s weak leadership damaged our reputation, emboldened our enemies, and—most distressingly—left thousands of American lives in hostile territory with no guarantee of safety,” McCarthy wrote. “He has failed in his most basic responsibilities as commander-in-chief.”

President Biden’s weak leadership damaged our reputation, emboldened our enemies, and—most distressingly—left thousands of American lives in hostile territory with no guarantee of safety.

He has failed in his most basic responsibilities as commander-in-chief. pic.twitter.com/Vn4H1NVNJg read more

Pelosi: McCarthy is “Such a Moron” for Criticizing Mask Mandates

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called her counterpart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “such a moron” after he announced his opposition to a mask mandate in the House amid a nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.

Last night, McCarthy criticized mask mandates as “not a decision based on science” but one “conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.”

Make no mistake—The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state. read more

WATCH: Liz Cheney Tears Into Fellow GOP’ers McCarthy, Scalise and Elise Stefanik

As horrible as the events of 1/6 were, the vast majority of Republican lawmakers would like people to forget about it. A select few GOP congresspeople were willing to investigate the matter.

Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney both accepted Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to participate in the 1/6 panel. And for their service to their country, they were branded “Pelosi Republicans.”

Still, as Cheney explained during a Tuesday appearance on CNN, she is willing to serve her country before she serves her party.

The Wyoming lawmaker was asked by Jake Tapper, “

These MAGA forces tried to steal the election once and they’re going to try again. And we don’t hear Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise and Elise Stefanik say, no, no, no, we would never do that again. There is zero attempt at reassuring people that what you are suggesting is not true.” read more

Nicolle Wallace: The Horrible and Disgraceful Way the GOP Has Treated Capitol Police Officers Will Be on Display Tomorrow [VIDEO]

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It has been pretty obvious, over the past few weeks, that the GOP has no interest in looking into the events of January 6th. Rather than taking a congressional panel seriously, Kevin McCarthy tried to make a sideshow of it by putting Trump sycophants like Jim Banks and Jim Jordan on it.

The Republicans know that this hearing is going to make them look terrible. And the attacks on the police officers testifying have already begun. Last week, Tucker Carlson painted officer Harry Dunn as a radical socialist who doesn’t represent real police officers.

Nicolle Wallace discussed the upcoming panel during her Monday show. “These were not victimless crimes,” she said. The crime of lying about the insurrection left the law enforcement officials who the political affiliation was not known to anyone, still really isn’t. The trauma that was done to them happened on live TV. We all saw it with our own eyes. For Republicans to have denied their heroics, to have denied the brutality to have denied the gruesome nature of their beatings at the hands of Donald Trump supporters, is almost a crime on top of a crime.”

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WATCH: Meghan McCain Says Pelosi Should Have Been Willing to Play Ball With McCarthy After He Tried to Sabotage 1/6 Panel by Placing Banks, Jordan on It

At nearly every turn, Republicans have resisted any attempts to look into the events of January 6th. Things got closer this week when congress looked to convene a panel to investigate the riots.

Kevin McCarthy, though, decided to throw a grenade into the investigation by placing Trump sycophants Jim Banks and Jim Jordan on the panel. Nancy Pelosi had no choice but to veto the selections causing McCarthy to pull all of his appointees.

The hosts of The View discussed the events during Thursday’s show. Joy Behar began by noting that Kevin McCarthy is involved in the investigation since he spoke by phone with Trump that day. She continued, “How is he capable to be trusted to handle this kind of a situation? He can’t be.”

Not surprisingly, McCain attempted to both sides the situation. Despite McCarthy’s bad faith effort, Pelosi should have “played ball.”

“I think they’re all bad. I think this is why Americans are so disgusted and overwhelmed with the vast majority of what happens on Capitol Hill,” she said. “These two people have to learn how to work together. Republicans and Democrats have to learn to live together.”

HOPES FOR BIPARTISAN JAN. 6 COMMITTEE DASHED? GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled all of his Republican nominees for the bipartisan committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of his picks — the co-hosts weigh in. https://t.co/HrN7Uy3TeU pic.twitter.com/elKIyEhf0t read more

McCarthy to Meet with Trump Before Considering GOP Members for 1/6 Commission

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will meet with former President Donald Trump before considering which GOP members to place on the committee tasked with investigating the insurrection of January 6.

“Kevin McCarthy will be meeting with me this afternoon at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J. Much to discuss!” Trump announced in a statement today.

McCarthy can appoint five members to the committee following consultation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He had earlier threatened

 to strip Republicans of their committee assignments if they accept an offer from Pelosi to serve on the committee.  read more

Kinzinger Responds to McCarthy’s 1/6 Investigation Threat: “Who Gives a S***?”

Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) responded to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s (R-Calif.) threat to strip Republicans who accept an offer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on a commission investigating the insurrection of January 6 with four simple words: “Who gives a shit?”

The House voted largely on party lines to create the commission, with only two representatives, Kinzinger and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), voting in favor of its formation. McCarthy has decried the commission’s creation as a partisan exercise.

The committee will have eight members appointed by Pelosi and five appointed by McCarthy following a “consultation.”

Earlier this week, Pelosi confirmed that she has the authority to veto any of McCarthy’s picks, though she stopped short of confirming whether she will allow any Republican who voted not to certify President Joe Biden‘s Electoral College win on the panel.

Kinzinger, for his part, would not comment on whether he’d serve on the commission, telling reporters that

 “we’ll see how this whole thing shakes out.” read more

McCarthy Threatens to Strip GOP Members of Committee Assignments If They Accept Offer to Serve on 1/6 Commission

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has threatened to strip Republicans of their committee assignments if they accept an offer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on the commission, recently approved by a House vote, to investigate the insurrection of January 6.

The House voted largely on party lines to create the commission, with only two representatives, Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) voting in favor of its formation.

“Our nation, and the families of the brave law enforcement officers who were injured defending us or died following the attack, deserve answers,” Cheney said Wednesday. “I believe this select committee is our only remaining option.”

Said Kinzinger: “It’s not necessarily anything I look forward to doing, but if I thought my voice was needed to get to the bottom of it, it would be something I would be open to.”

The committee will have eight members appointed by Pelosi and five appointed by McCarthy following a “consultation.”

Earlier this week, Pelosi confirmed that she has the authority to veto any of McCarthy’s picks, though she stopped short of confirming whether she will allow any Republican who voted not to certify President Joe Biden‘s Electoral College win on the panel.

Last month, Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have created a bipartisan committee to investigate the attack and taken the probe outside the halls of Congress.

The Senate voted 54-35  to advance the measure, but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster, which would have blocked debate on the bill. The House had earlier approved the commission; 35 Republicans voted for it.

Kinzinger: We Can’t Make Taylor Greene Stop Being a Republican But We Can Kick Her Out of House Conference

Marjorie Taylor Greene seems to step in a different controversy each week. But the last week has been particularly galling for the Georgia Republican. After being roundly criticized for comparing mask wearing to the Holocaust, she doubled down on those comments on Tuesday.

And Greene has left Republicans in a tight spot. Early on in her career, she was stripped of her committee assignments. At this point, there are few ways to punish her. But Adam Kinzinger, a Republican colleague, has some ideas.

The Illinois Rep. told Politico:

“You can’t stop somebody from calling themselves a Republican. What we can do as a party is take a stand and say you don’t belong in our conference. That’s what I think we should do. I think we should kick her out of the conference, prevent her from coming to conference meetings, benefiting from conference materials.” read more

Lauren Boebert Wants to Be the Next Speaker of the House and Has Matt Gaetz’s Support

Mitch McConnell runs a pretty right ship. And as a result, he seemingly has GOP senators in lock-step behind him. The Kentucky senator has moved on from Donald Trump and has advised his colleagues to do the same.

Things are much different in the House of Representatives. Kevin McCarthy was originally critical about Donald Trump inciting an insurrection. But after a visit to Mar-a-Lago, the house minority leader quickly changed his tune.

Still, nothing is ever enough for the MAGA wing of the Republican party. As a result, some congresspeople are gunning for McCarthy’s job. That includes controversial congresswoman Lauren Boebert.

Boebert, who might be best known for tweeting out Nancy Pelosi‘s whereabouts during the January 6th insurrection, said during a Newsmax interview, “But, you know, maybe one day when I’m Speaker of the House, my first action will be to take those metal detectors and use them as target practice. In the congressional complex, I am my own security… until I get into Pelosi’s House — it’s certainly not the people’s House — where we have to go through the metal detectors.”

Matt Gaetz, who is desperate to distract from his current scandal, was more than happy to co-sign Boebert’s idea. He tweeted, “Lauren Boebert would make a fantastic Speaker of the House!”

While the idea of Boebert as Speaker of the House is seemingly ridiculous, anything is possible with the current iteration of the Republican party.

Schumer: GOP In-Fighting on 1/6 Commission Shows How Difficult it is to Negotiate With Republicans

Schumer accuses White House of writing impeachment trial rules

Chuck Schumer has had to deal with Mitch McConnell for a very long time. Starting n 2014, McConnell and the Republicans held the senate. The idea of negotiating with the Kentucky senator was essentially a joke. McConnell used his power to shut down a supreme court nomination and push through a tax cut for the wealthy.

The shoe is on the other foot now as Schumer is in control of the senate. In addition, Democrats hold the White House and congress. But according to the New York senator, that hasn’t made dealing with Republicans any easier.

On Tuesday, Schumer was asked about Kevin McCarthy turning his back on colleague John Katko, who was negotiating a 1/6 insurrection commission on the GOP’s behalf.

It shows how difficult it is to negotiate with Republicans if the Republican leaders are just going to throw their lead negotiators under the bus,” said the senate majority leader. “Why do they even participate in negotiations at all?” read more

Kevin McCarthy Refuses to Support January 6 Commission

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has announced he will oppose a commission to investigate the events of January 6, the day a group of former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the United States Capitol in a bid to overturn the results of the 2020 general election.

McCarthy’s move to oppose the bipartisan agreement comes ahead of a House vote to establish the commission.

In a statement, McCarthy accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of not negotiating in good faith.

“Given the political misdirections that have marred this process, given the now duplicative and potentially counterproductive nature of this effort, and given the Speaker’s shortsighted scope that does not examine interrelated forms of political violence in America, I cannot support this legislation,” McCarthy said. read more

WATCH: Jake Tapper Predicts McCarthy Will try to Tank 1/6 Investigation by Putting People Like Taylor Greene, Jordan on the Committee.

For the last 5 years, Donald Trump and his enablers have done everything to shield Trump from any consequence for his actions. But now that Democrats are in charge of the White House, House and Senate, their ability to do so is slowly fading.

The House of Representatives will soon hold a commission on what led to and occurred during the January 6th insurrection. And while Republicans will not be able to stop it, Jake Tapper predicted that Kevin McCarthy can sabotage it.

During a panel discussion, Gloria Borger said, “The bottom line is Donald Trump is going to hate this commission, one way or another, because it’s going to talk about what occurred that day and keep to what occurred that day is his conversation with McCarthy. You alluded to it before, ‘well, Kevin, I guess these people, meaning the insurrectionists are more upset about the election than you’ to which Mccarthy said who the “F” do you think I am, et cetera, et cetera, and they went back and forth on this and if he’s testifying under oath he has to tell the truth about this.”

Jake Tapper predicts McCarthy will try to tank 1/6 Investigation by putting people like Taylor Greene, Jordan on the committee. pic.twitter.com/sP2KiPYs7N

— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) May 18, 2021 read more

Mitch McConnell: I’m a Great Admirer or Liz Cheney

This weeks drama in the House of Representatives showed the differences in leadership style between Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell. McCarthy has been completely compromised by Donald Trump.

When the former president first incited the January 6th insurrection, McCarthy called him out. But after the House Minority Leader was called down to Mar-a-Lago, he came back to Washington fully on board with team Trump.

McConnell has largely ignored Trump and acted as if senate Republicans are completely prepared to move on without him. And when the Senate Minority Leader was asked about Liz Cheney, recently punished by McCarthy for bashing Trump, he paid her a nice compliment.

Fox News asked the Kentucky lawmaker if he still felt Cheney was an “important leader in our party and our nation?”

Well, there is no change,” he responded. read more

McCarthy Announces GOP Will Vote on Whether to Oust Liz Cheney on Wednesday

In a letter to lawmakers, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that House Republicans would vote on whether to oust Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) this Wednesday.

“This is no time to take our eye off the ball. If we are to succeed in stopping the radical Democrat agenda from destroying our country, these internal conflicts need to be resolved so as not to detract from the efforts of our collective team,” McCarthy wrote. “Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change. As such, you should anticipate a vote on recalling the Conference Chair this Wednesday.

The contents of the letter were first reported by Punchbowl News.

🚨🚨 BREAKING: @GOPLeader has sent a letter about recalling @Liz_Cheney.

"Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change. As such, you should anticipate a vote on recalling the Conference Chair this Wednesday.” pic.twitter.com/P0Euyl2wM3 read more

Kinzinger Says He Warned McCarthy His Words Would Lead to Violence That Led to Capitol Riot

Writing on Twitter, Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) says he warned House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that his support for efforts by conservatives to challenge the results of the 2020 general election would lead to violence, but that McCarthy ignored and brushed aside his concerns.

“A few days before Jan 6, our GOP members had a conference call. I told Kevin that his words and our party’s actions would lead to violence on January 6th,” Kinzinger wrote. “Kevin dismissively responded with ‘ok Adam, operator next question.’ And we got violence.”

A few days before Jan 6, our GOP members had a conference call. I told Kevin that his words and our party’s actions would lead to violence on January 6th. Kevin dismissively responded with “ok Adam, operator next question.” And we got violence. read more

Report: Trump Is Intrigued by the Idea of Throwing Kevin McCarthy Under the Bus in 2022

When Donald Trump became a politician in 2015, it should have been clear to the Republican party who he really was. As a businessman, he had left a trail of destruction, stiffing contractors and turning his back on partners.

But desperate for control, GOP lawmakers fell right in line behind him. And they’ve offered him enormous power post presidency. Trump’s pick for Liz Cheney‘s successor, Elise Stefanik, is likely to become the next Chair of the Hose Republican Conference.

And no matter how much support is given to Trump, he is quick to punish any slight no matter how small. So it is no surprise that Trump is reportedly intrigued by the idea of throwing Kevin McCarthy under the bus.

Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey write, “One adviser said some have urged Trump to withhold his support for McCarthy to be the next speaker of the House if Republicans retake the chamber in 2022, and the former president has appeared intrigued by the idea.” 

The adviser is quoted as saying, “

Why not focus on the biggest, brightest brass ring in politics and the Republican Party between now and 2024, which is who should be speaker when, with Donald Trump’s help, Republicans take the House?” read more