January 6, 2023

Pelosi Mocks Republican Leaders Turning Against McCarthy

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted Republicans for their treatment of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), calling it "disrespectful."

The strong words came as the GOP invested a second day and six different votes for the next House speaker with no success.

"All who serve in the House share a responsibility to bring dignity to this body," Pelosi tweeted.

"Sadly, Republicans' cavalier attitude in electing a Speaker is frivolous, disrespectful and unworthy of this institution," she added. "We must open the House and proceed with the People's work."

"Pelosi's tweet was met with backlash though as some responded to her initial statement, claiming all representatives are responsible for bringing dignity to the body, by mentioning her decision to rip up former President Trump's State of the Union address in 2020," Fox News reported.

"Other users, including The Babylon Bee's Managing Editor Joel Berry, responded by saying the failed votes are democracy in action and obstructing Congress is the people's work she is referring to," it added.

McCarthy needs at least 218 votes from House lawmakers to become the House Speaker. He has fallen at least 15 votes short each time.

In his most recent vote, he received the lowest number yet, with Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds taking 20 votes.

Democrats have continued to support their leader, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.

The outcome remains uncertain, but Pelosi's remarks do little to change the situation regarding who Republicans will support.

Source: Fox News


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