Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal told Talking Points Memo that it’s going to cost titular Speaker Kevin McCarthy a lot if he wants Dems to help save his ass during an expected motion to vacate brought by the MAGA assholes in his caucus, but save him they will if the price is right.
The Progressive Caucus chief says if there “was any kind of a deal to be made, it would need to be written into the rules of the House. We would need to codify power-sharing because that’s the only way we can trust him… There are things we can do in codifying the rules of the House that would give Hakeem Jeffries, our leadership, real power over the floor, over committees, etc,” adding that a power-sharing agreement would be necessary “because of what happened with the debt ceiling. It’s because of what happened with the Biden impeachment. It’s because of the fact that he’s, depending on the day, either turned the gavel over to Marjorie Taylor Greene or to Matt Gaetz.”
In very related news, the Washington Post reports next week is when the ultra-MAGA hammer falls on McCarthy, with the palace coup plotters looking to replace him with majority whip Tom Emmer.