Rachel Maddow looks at the Republican ‘tidal wave of chaos’ happening on Capitol Hill over the race for House Speaker, tracing it back to Eric Cantor’s failed run, at which time John Boehner had to stay on.
Noting that “the weather changed” around Kevin McCarthy following his revelation that the Benghazi committee was created to bring down Hillary Clinton, Maddow takes apart yesterday’s events, in awe of just how McCarthy’s abandonment of his election went down.
“This was a foregone conclusion, the media were gathered around to hear the inevitable announcement…and then to the surprise of everyone, Republicans pulled the silverware drawer out of the kitchen cabinet and put it over their heads and shook it…it was just stunning and amazing.”
“This was just a total Republican mess today! Who’s going to run Congress Nobody knows. Who’s going to be third in line to the President? Nobody knows. Who runs the Republican party? Nobody knows. Who gets to decide who runs the Republican party? Say it with me now — nobody knows.”