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Mike Johnson just sailed the Titanic right past Kevin McCarthy


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Kevin McCarthy was, by any objective measure, the most embarrassingly failed Speaker of the House in United States history. He managed to get nothing done, humiliated himself at every turn, and then got voted out by his own party. Now his replacement, Mike Johnson, has managed to crash and burn even harder.

Johnson keeps caving to the Democrats on the budget, even though the loudest voices in his party want a shutdown instead. Johnson keeps caving to Donald Trump on the border, even though a number of prominent voices within his party want a bipartisan deal. Johnson doesn’t seem to have an agenda, other than to survive the day without falling though a sinkhole of his own making. But even that’s not working.

On Tuesday, Mike Johnson and the House Republicans held a vote to impeach DHS Secretary Alexander Mayorkas on imaginary charges. They had the votes, but… then they didn’t. Due to the pure incompetence of not being able to do a headcount, and not knowing how many House Democrats were going to be the building, the Republicans lost their own vote.

They’re supposedly going to try again tomorrow, and so be it. Whatever. There is literally zero chance that the Senate will remove Mayorkas from his job even if the House does impeach him. House Republicans are doing this solely to generate headlines about how they’re “doing something,” so they can distract their own base from the fact that they don’t have the votes to impeach President Biden. But now the headline is that they don’t even have the votes, for now, to impeach Mayorkas.




When it comes to sinking ships, Mike Johnson is now sailing the Titanic right past Kevin McCarthy. This is getting almost hilarious to watch. But it’s also completely asinine. Let’s all be sure to get behind Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi in the February 13th special election to fill the vacant House seat in New York state. Winning that election will be the first step in ending this Republican House debacle.

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