Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Siding with Democrats to vote against a bill that was intended to own the libs to punish the Speaker for siding with Democrats in the last legislative fight

A bunch of rightwing nut jobs in the House of Representatives were pissed off that Speaker McCarthy passed the debt ceiling bill last week. They claim that McCarthy broke a deal they had when they agreed to make him speaker in which he would not let any bill come to the floor unless it had a majority from within the Republicans in the House. In other words, they were mad that McCarthy sided with the Democrats to get the bill passed.

To protest, 11 Republicans in the House sided with Democrats to vote down a bill that would prohibit the federal government from banning gas stoves.

(Meanwhile the gas stove bill that the 11 Republicans voted against itself was a reaction to a conspiracy theory that the Biden Administration is "coming for our gas stoves" that was pushed by those same 11 Republicans who voted against the bill)