The Votes Are Over But the Memes Live On—The Internet's Funniest Takes On McCarthy’s Fight For Speaker
Now that the embarrassing and debasing saga of the McCarthy quest for the speakership is finally over, it’s time to review one of my favorite aspects of this: the tweets and memes that emerged!
Here are some of my favorites for your viewing and sharing pleasure.
This one from The Daily Show is hard not to keep watching it on repeat.
Someone posted this live shot of Kevin McCarthy getting into his Speaker’s chair:
\u201cWhy he fell like that lmao\u201d— Lance\ud83c\uddf1\ud83c\udde8 (@Lance\ud83c\uddf1\ud83c\udde8) 1672792814
Elie Mystal got in on the act too.
This one felt like a personal attack.
\u201c"I can't believe you're single," they say, as I plan my entire day around The Humiliation of Kevin McCarthy.\u201d— Anthony Michael Kreis (@Anthony Michael Kreis) 1672925956
A widely shared meme—right as we were still the throes of something like the third or fourth round of this fiasco—but in case you missed it:
...and a few others.
\u201cObviously the solution for speaker is for someone to nominate Dolly Parton.\u201d— Olivia Julianna \ud83d\uddf3 (@Olivia Julianna \ud83d\uddf3) 1672780613
And it’s begun.
The romaines of the day, courtesy of the Lincoln Project. #LossOfPublicTruss
This one still applies, even after McCarthy assumed the role after 15 rounds.
\u201cThe only Kevin that can defend a house\u201d— Congressman Chuy Garc\u00eda (@Congressman Chuy Garc\u00eda) 1672865560
Points for hitting both recent GOP failures in leadership and morality at once, from Maryland Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin.
\u201cWe never had to deal with this much chaos when George Santos was Speaker.\u201d— Jamie Raskin (@Jamie Raskin) 1672966223
And oof, the burn is very strong with these ones.
\u201cUsually by the time something turns 15, Matt Gaetz isn't interested anymore.\u201d— Rebekah Jones (@Rebekah Jones) 1673068378
\u201cWe all knew Gaetz wouldn\u2019t let this vote reach 18\u201d— Philip Germain (@Philip Germain) 1673068205
\u201cKevin McCarthy will be speaker, and all it cost him was his dignity!\u201d— Olivia Julianna \ud83d\uddf3 (@Olivia Julianna \ud83d\uddf3) 1673068405
They’re going to need a whole new songbook for Schoolhouse Rock.
And finally, California Democratic Representative Katie Porter with the expert trolling:
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Have a great weekend!
And in the words of Alaskan Native Democratic Representative Mary Peltola: