'House Karen': GOP lawmaker lampooned for blaming Republican infighting on Democrats and their snacks

'House Karen': GOP lawmaker lampooned for blaming Republican infighting on Democrats and their snacks
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United States Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-Florida) reprimanded Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday for enjoying the spectacle of Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-California) failing to secure enough votes to be elected speaker of the House.

McCarthy spent his political career wheeling and dealing for the moment in which former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) would have to relinquish the symbolic wooden hammer wielded by the leader of the lower chamber.

“I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel," McCarthy wisecracked in July 2021. "It will be hard not to hit her with it."

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Yet McCarthy's ambitions have all but evaporated despite six rounds of ballots cast since Tuesday when the 118th Congress commenced. This is because the right-wing House Freedom Caucus is refusing to support him. Conversely, Democrats are united behind their choice for speaker – Congressman and House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn, New York – and are relishing the chaos within the fractured GOP conference. Cammack, who backs McCarthy, was clearly quite bothered by this.

"Diversity of thought is a good thing. It's one of the things that sets us apart from our friends on the other side of the aisle. Yes, diversity of thought is a good thing. But they want us divided. They want us to fight each other. That much has been made clear by the popcorn and blankets and alcohol that is coming over there," she said.

"The house is not in order," Cammack declared amid an eruption of boos and jeers. "The house is not in order."

House of Representatives Clerk Cheryl L. Johnson, banging the gavel that remains out of reach for McCarthy, requested that "all members elect to abide by the established decorum of the house while making nominations. Gentlewoman is recognized," Johnson added of Cammack, who then gestured and quipped "as evidenced by my colleagues' actions."

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Observers on social media were amused and flabbergasted over what they interpreted as a total lack of self-awareness by Cammack about the state of the Republican Party.

Actor Diedrich Bader:

'Yes we threw up on the lawn but they’re watching us through the window' basically


Why can’t any republican take accountability for their own party’s mess? It’s always someone else’s fault. It’s annoying.

Author Robert John Anderson:

Once again, Republicans blame Democrats for the behavior of Republicans.


Yep. The GOP should rename itself the Take No Responsibility Party.

Cheesy Gordita Brett Tainted:

I like to crack open a few beers when I watch dumpster fires too

Chris O'Neill:

Republicans: are a laughable embarrassment who make a mockery of everything they do, intent solely on being petty and messing things up for Democrats instead of actually serving their country

Democrats: laugh

Republicans: how dare you mock us!?

JimBob McBoatFace:

The republican party is an abject sh*t show.

Jason S.:

If people laughing at their disarray is insulting to them then they should try not disarraying so damn much.

Sarvenaz MADANI:

Kat Cammack hasn’t even been sworn in yet and she has already established herself as the House Karen. They are all so embarrassing.

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