If you are not familiar with the paralysis of the US government – some of us overslept a lot of this in 9th grade – the significance of the current political moment may not come to you. As of this writing, the 118th Congress was unable to select the Speaker of the House. Usually, that role goes to the top name in the party that controls the most seats. And it’s almost always decided by one vote — the last time it got more votes was in 1923. In fact, with only two parties in the United States, it is a pity this year’s failure to follow what is usually a symbolic vote. pitiful performance of a majority elected government trying to organize itself.
Anyway, the House of Representatives is now passed five votes to elect a Speaker, none of them produce a winner with a majority (insufficient majority) of the voting members. That’s a huge shame for Republicans, who have a majority in the House (222 out of 435) after the 2022 election. Democrats seem content to wait for this to happen and move on. adversary’s autonomy. They voted unanimously for one, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the five-term incumbent representing Brooklyn’s 8th District.
Technically, Jeffries “won” five votes (and are sleeping!) to the Speaker of the House while the GOP tries to strike any sort of fundamental agreement. Unfortunately, this process forced the 435 voting members of the House of Representatives to convene and sit down to roll names over and over again, such as Dante .’s Spelling Bee.
On Wednesday, Wednesday, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) put an end to the farce by bringing down the latter-day SHAZAM, in a tone that video gamers have understood for nearly 20 years now: “Hakeeeeeeeeeem JEFFRIES!!!”
Yup, I said what I said. If the Republicans are going to put us through this self-repetitive chess game, we can make it memorable, too. https://t.co/gmMXic3tbO
– Congressman Jared Huffman (@RepHuffman) January 4, 2023
I just hope they serving chicken in the House of Commons.
Update: Huffman added, this time on his personal Twitter account, that his Leeroying will continue until morale improves.
I will continue to impersonate my Leroy Jenkins until House Republicans stop nominating six-time loser Quevin McCarthy for Speaker position. I don’t cheat.
– Congressman Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) January 4, 2023