Thursday, October 8, 2015

House Republicans Go Bananas

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropped out of the race to replace Speaker John Boehner thanks to a lack of support from the Tea Party.  Hilarity ensued.

Dent, a moderate, spoke to MSNBC after McCarthy announced that he was ending his bid to replace Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just minutes before House Republicans were set to pick a nominee for the job.

“Well it’s pretty obvious what happened,” Dent said. “The same members who wanted to take down John Boehner, I always said would try to frag the next guy. Well, they just fragged Kevin McCarthy.”

Dent said he thought McCarthy’s concern was that he didn’t want to be “embarrassed” or “humiliated” if he didn’t get enough votes.

There’s no obvious choice to replace Mr. McCarthy, and no one really seems to know what’s going on.  One representative compared it to a “banana republic,” and I don’t think he was talking about the clothing store.

Banana Republic Tweet 10-08-15

Bananas 10-08-15Photo by CLW.