There’s something funny about the House Democrats in the “Problem Solvers Caucus” voting unanimously to dump Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which will delay the House for solving problems during a stop-gap period to avoid a government shutdown.
On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough recycled his line from yesterday, suggesting that instead of letting McCarthy be removed from the Speakership, Democrats would have been wise to have sufficient Dems vote “present” to keep McCarthy in office.:
“If Democrats wake up to a Jim Jordan speakership, I mean, who knows? They may be asking questions, like, why didn’t a few more of us vote “present?”
But Scarbrough then went after Democrats in the so-called “Problem Solvers Caucus” who could have retained a speaker more accomodating than Jim Jordan.
SCARBOROUGH: We can’t expect [Democrat House Minority Leader] Hakeem Jeffries to come out and say, “please vote for Kevin McCarthy.”
But if you [begins shouting] are in the Problem Solvers Caucus, a caucus that is meant to protect the institution of the United States Congress, do you not, as a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, go, “Hey, guys, why don’t we all just …