It’s kind of difficult to wrap your head around this. This has never happened before. That’s a reflection of what a vacuous, unprincipled, incompetent “leader” McCarthy has been. But it’s also a reflection of the utter chaos, the disarray, the dangerous war within the Republican party. McCarthy deserved this, utterly. But that doesn't mean this isn’t a fraught time for the country.
One would like to think this will be a wake-up call to Republicans to start getting their proverbial house in order. Doesn’t seem likely.