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The best Democratic burns from the House GOP’s leadership meltdown

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Prime entertainment for Dems.
By Hanna Kozlowska
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The Republican leadership dissolved into chaos today (Oct. 8) as Representative Kevin McCarthy, frontrunner in the race for new US House speaker, pulled his name from consideration, pushed out by the party’s conservative faction. As the drama unfolded, Democrats had little else to do but sit back and relax, with White House press secretary Josh Earnest noting: “It certainly is easy to poke fun at the chaos.”

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau also had his fun:

Meanwhile, in the GOP Twitterverse, some offered solutions, others messages of comfort and consolation:

And from the man himself:

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