On Wednesday afternoon, House Democrats were called to order after they lost their minds when GOP Florida Rep. Kat Cammack said they want to divide the GOP while “drinking alcohol, eating popcorn and wearing blankets” in the Capitol.
“They want us divided. They want us to fight each other. That much has been made clear by the popcorn, and blankets and alcohol that has coming over there,” she said in her speech advocating for Kevin McCarthy. Democrats immediately starting booing and jeering, which forced the House to be called to order.
.@RepKatCammack gets Democrats angry when she spilled the tea truth on how they enjoy GOP fighting over popcorn 🍿 & alcohol🍸🍻
"They want us divided. They want us to fight each other. That much has been made clear by the popcorn & blankets & alcohol that is coming over there" pic.twitter.com/9eRTIbcZnJ
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) January 4, 2023
Republicans are now on their sixth ballot in voting for a speaker of the house with no end in sight.
Cammack’s speech wasn’t the only contentious moment on the floor today.
Rep. Lauren Boebert called Trump out and implored him to tell Kevin McCarthy that he “does not have the votes” and that he needs to withdraw his name from the House Speaker race. This also drew an audible gasp from the House.
“So let’s work together,” Boebert said. “Lets stop with the campaign smears and tactics to get people to turn against us. We’ve been having my favorite president call us and tell us we need to knock this off,” implying that President Trump has been trying to persuade them against this revolt.
“I actually thinks it needs to be reversed,” Boebert fired back. “Our president needs to tell Kevin McCarthy that ‘sir you do not have the votes and you need to withdraw'”, Boebert said, drawing loud groans from her fellow members of the House.
REP. BOEBERT: "[Trump] needs to tell Kevin McCarthy that, 'sir, you do not have the votes and it's time to withdraw.'" pic.twitter.com/pewMoMF0Pi
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 4, 2023
After her speech, Boebert posted this on Twitter:
Votes for Kevin McCarthy:
Ballot 1: 203
Ballot 2: 203
Ballot 3: 202
Ballot 4: 201
Ballot 5: 201
It’s time to find a Speaker that will unify the GOP.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) January 4, 2023
This Speaker debacle is still a developing situation. Check back for more….