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What the Speaker Fight Says about the Republican Party

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2023
From The Right
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

On the menu today: The fight over whether Kevin McCarthy becomes the next speaker of the House continues, and after three failed votes yesterday, his prospects don’t look great. The notion that 19 or 20 Republicans could force this protracted battle in order to get McCarthy’s longtime ally and right-hand man, Steve Scalise, into the speaker’s chair feels like we’re witnessing what Shakespeare called “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” But it does raise the question of whether certain House Republicans prefer the comfort of being in the minority and raging...

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