Republicans are ridiculed for participating in political “Groundhog Day” after Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s repeated and unsuccessful attempts to become Speaker of the House.
McCarthy lost six straight votes on Wednesday before the House adjourned for an evening break. This follows his three previous failures on Tuesday. He had lost his support since his first vote, at least 15 votes away from the required majority.
Florida Republican Rep. Cat Cammack praised McCarthy’s ability to “get things done” and named him for Wednesday’s sixth try. The nomination began by telling the Chamber that the day is ‘again’. marmot daystars Bill Murray as a man forced to live the same day over and over again at a Groundhog Day celebration in Punkstownie, Pennsylvania.
Despite the loop’s failure, repeated attempts to nominate McCarthy as speaker prompted similar marmot day There are fewer kind words for McCarthy and Republicans, but we’re comparing them all day long on social media.
“It’s starting to look like Groundhog Day in Congress.” murmured Former US Congressman Mark Gonzalves of Georgia.
Journalist Andrew Henderson said, “The U.S. House of Representatives is currently experiencing what its founders have outlined in the U.S. Constitution as a Groundhog Day scenario.” murmured.
“I highly recommend this new CSPAN-produced movie called Groundhog Day: The Call to Congress. It follows the antagonist #KevinMcCarthy, who is destined to relive the #SpeakerOfTheHouse vote.” murmured North Carolina county official Jenna Wadsworth.
“This vote for Speaker of the House is like a political version of the movie Groundhog Day,” said radio host Jason Page. murmured“I am exhausted. there is no.”
“House Republicans have created the worst Groundhog Day remake ever.” murmured @SuzyHartmann.
“At the end of Groundhog Day, Bill Murray learns an important lesson that will help him get out of a time loop…just saying…” by author Craig Thomas murmured.
“It’s Groundhog Day” murmured Robin Fulford, former Democratic congressman from Texas. “This is what happens when there are no policies, no guiding principles, and the party is filled with selfish people instead of civil servants. @JulianCastro spoke eloquently about the difference and these repeated votes show this.” #failedGOP”
“OK guys let’s try again” @karichisholm murmured“My question: Can the Republican Party continue to carry out this Groundhog Day action until it’s actually Groundhog Day?”
On Tuesday night, McCarthy’s repeated failures were met with an avalanche of circus-themed taunts and criticism against Republicans from both ends of the political world.
Fox News host Sean Hannity warned on the evening’s broadcast that “House Republicans are on the verge of becoming a total clown show if they aren’t careful,” and similar sentiments were expressed on social media. rice field.
Newsweek has reached out to McCarthy’s office and the Republican National Committee for comment.