Cause and Effect Kevin McCarthy Edition

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Cause and Effect Kevin McCarthy Edition

This is the Effect:

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-​Calif.) aban­doned his bid for speaker Thurs­day after­noon just min­utes before the elec­tion, throw­ing the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives into chaos.
Out­go­ing Speaker John Boehner (R-​Ohio) announced dur­ing a meet­ing of House Repub­li­cans that elec­tions were being post­poned. Pan­de­mo­nium broke out in the Long­worth Office Build­ing, where Repub­li­cans had been expected to nom­i­nate McCarthy, as law­mak­ers and aides reacted to the news with astonishment.

and I have a gut feel­ing this is the cause:

“With all the voter dis­trust of Wash­ing­ton felt around the coun­try, I am ask­ing that any can­di­date for Speaker of the House, major­ity leader, and major­ity whip with­draw him­self from the lead­er­ship elec­tion if there are any mis­deeds he has com­mit­ted since join­ing Con­gress that will embar­rass him­self, the Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence and the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives if they become pub­lic,” Jones wrote in a let­ter to Rep. Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers (R-​Wash.).

Feel free to dis­agree (Yid with Lid does) but I’d like to point out the day started with for­mer Vice pres­i­dent Dick Cheney endors­ing him and he’s a smart enough cookie not to spend polit­i­cal cap­i­tal fool­ishly. He would have fig­ured the Beng­hazi remarks wouldn’t sink him but likely wouldn’t have known about any­thing Wal­ter Jones might have been refer­ring to.

I could be dead wrong here but I don’t think so.

This is the Effect:

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abandoned his bid for speaker Thursday afternoon just minutes before the election, throwing the House of Representatives into chaos.
Outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced during a meeting of House Republicans that elections were being postponed. Pandemonium broke out in the Longworth Office Building, where Republicans had been expected to nominate McCarthy, as lawmakers and aides reacted to the news with astonishment.

and I have a gut feeling this is the cause:

“With all the voter distrust of Washington felt around the country, I am asking that any candidate for Speaker of the House, majority leader, and majority whip withdraw himself from the leadership election if there are any misdeeds he has committed since joining Congress that will embarrass himself, the Republican Conference and the House of Representatives if they become public,” Jones wrote in a letter to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.).

Feel free to disagree (Yid with Lid does) but I’d like to point out the day started with former Vice president Dick Cheney endorsing him and he’s a smart enough cookie not to spend political capital foolishly. He would have figured the Benghazi remarks wouldn’t sink him but likely wouldn’t have known about anything Walter Jones might have been referring to.

I could be dead wrong here but I don’t think so.