Republicans Set Foolish Democrats Straight

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( – Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) criticized Democrats while speaking to nominate Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) for Speaker as the House began its sixth consecutive vote. McCarthy had failed to secure the 218-vote majority necessary for him to become speaker in the first five votes.

Cammack said that “Diversity of thought is a good thing” and that having this diversity is what separates the GOP from the Democrats sitting across from them. However, she added the Democrats are looking for the GOP to be divided and focused on infighting. She added that it has “been made [clear] by the popcorn and blankets and alcohol and blankets that is coming over there.”

The Florida congresswoman then started to laugh as her remarks had rumped up commotion from the other side of the chamber.

Cammack then proceeded to say that “The House is not in order,” while others were calling for her remarks to be stricken from the record. The clerk then proceeded to ask all members to display decorum and allowed Cammack to continue with her speech.

Despite many lawmakers asking for Cammack’s words to be stricken down, as there is currently no Speaker elected and no members have officially been sworn in the 118th Congress there are no actual rules in place governing Congress right now.

This is not the first reference to popcorn being made as Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) made a similar reference after nominating McCarthy for an earlier vote Wednesday.

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