Rep. Matt Gaetz went on Steve Bannon’s weird propaganda show to crow about the probability of Rep. Mike Johnson becoming speaker of the House. Calling it a “great moment for the House” while Bannon breathed heavily into his microphone, Gaetz proceeded to spin his petulant shutdown of Congress’ important work to satisfy his personal vendetta against former Speaker Kevin McCarthy as something revolutionary.
And you know what? At the very end, when some people didn't know if they could still even bring back McCarthy, a few of them just left the room and didn't vote. And the swamp is on the run. MAGA is ascendant. And if you don't think that moving from Kevin McCarthy to MAGA Mike Johnson shows the ascendance of this movement and where the power in the Republican Party truly lies, then, then you're not paying attention.
Gaetz and Bannon are reaching mightily to spin this speaker debacle and the extremist takeover of the Republican Party as something resembling … good. As we approach Halloween, anything connected to the MAGA world feels more like a nightmare.
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