McCarthy had John Katkto (R-NY-24) negotiate the deal. Katko voted for the second Trump impeachment and represents a Syracuse D+2 district that he’s kept maddeningly out of the reach of Democrats since the useless Dan Maffei couldn’t hold it in 2014. Even though I agree with Adam that the commission was the sleeves of a vest, if McCarthy really wanted an even shittier deal, or better yet for him, no deal, he should have asked someone else to negotiate it.
What a useless bozo.
A real profile in dignitude that Kevin.
Katko should switch parties for McCarthy hanging him out to hang like this.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
Well, at least this Commission probably won’t pass, otherwise giving Republicans a chance to further muddy the waters under an “official, bipartisan” manner, right?
Do the agreements to set this Commission up need to pass the Senate filibuster?
Pelosi should have just gone with plain ole House Committees doing the investigation so they wouldn’t have to do the Kabuki dance that is coming all to end up with squat. At least committees run by Democrats would have been able to get information and reach conclusions. Even though Fox News would blather 24/7 that the committees were partisan. Like they don’t do that anyhow.
I disagree with the title. I think it’s totally fecked up.
Come on, Democrats: Put. McCarthy. Under. Oath.
What is so endearing about McCarthy is he doesn’t realize that a GQP House in 2022 would drop him cold for a true racist like whip Steve Scalise.
Eugene was the exception that proves the rule regarding McCarthys in Congress.
Somewhere in Kevin’s dim mind he finally realized he was a witness who would be called under oath.
How can one be partially feckless?
Asking for a gruntled friend.
@Jeffro: he’s already under Oaf.
(I don’t think El Jefe even has any lube at Maralago, either.)
@NotMax: even Gene ended up a Reagan Democrat, out of spite.
McCarthy is a true racist. During the 2018 elections, he wrote that Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, and George Soros were trying to buy the election. No prizes for guessing why he singled out those three.
He also demanded Ilhan Omar’s resignation for an allegedly (by Republicans) anti-Semitic remark. No prizes for guessing why he thinks he deserves the benefit of the doubt and Omar doesn’t.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
I’m guessing McCarthy didn’t have any problems with Sheldon Adelson writing the GOP checks
@laura: You misspelled Qevin. ;-)
A Ghost to Most
Rethugs don’t even negotiate in bad faith, much less good faith. Everything turns into a hostage situation.
More from Josh Marshall on McCarthy: “He’s owned by the ex-President and has no more than non-custodial visitation rights to his own testicles. Sad.”
I think they’re all bozos on the GQP bus.
What I’d like to know is: why is McCarthy not asked about this every time he’s in front of a microphone?
Don’t let him forget it.
gonna keep that one in mind for future use! ?
It’s good to see McCarthy continue to show Republicans can’t negotiate in good faith. It makes it easier for Democrats to ignore him when he whines about bipartisanship, which he wouldn’t know if it slapped him in the face.
Bipartisanship needs to test this theory.
@topclimber: He was passed over when Orange Julius quit in 2015 (he was second-in-line then). I am sure that is why he is even more of an extremist now…he doesn’t want to lose his chance at being Speaker again.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
My father read some article or saw a video recently where a reporter from CNN on the air tried to ask Louie Gohmert some questions and he was incredibly belligerent with them, didn’t want to answer any questions, and eventually snapped at the reporter to “stop following me!” or words to that effect.
I imagine McCarthy would ignore the question. They all act like their invincible and bullet-proof for some reason now
Mike in NC
McCarthy has long been an untrustworthy weasel. Scrap the commission and go for the GQP’s throat. Expose the traitors and terrorists.
One more Question for Qevin. It would be more important if he wasn’t so stupid, but questioners have to keep at it.
@Goku (aka Amerikan Baka): Sad to say, but in his mind that’s likely what Jews are for…
Glad we wasted time doing something that everyone knew was doomed from the start.
Dems are wasting time for stupid reasons. It doesn’t matter if you get the GOP to approve the commission. They would run against it anyways and call it all the things they would have called it even if they didn’t setup the rules themselves.
it’s a fools errand. It’s been a fools errand for DECADES!!!
Very ept of you.
Treasonous traitor, not saying that the term should be applied to any specific person, but if the shoe fits..
@Edmund Dantes: It may be that your are correct, and Pelosi and Schumer went into negotiations with the Republicans expecting that they would agree to put together a commission that would investigate 1/6 in good faith and with all diligence, and with the support of Republican leadership, and they were totally blindsided by McCarthy’s knee-jerk rejection of the commission at Trump’s behest.
Or it may be that Pelosi and Schumer had a pretty good idea that this is exactly what would happen, with the expectation that after Republican leadership sank the proposed commission, they could say, “Look, we tried to put together a bi-partisan commission to investigate the insurrection, we bent over backwards to incorporate Republican demands, but they completely rejected it. We had no choice but to move forward with investigations by House and Senate committees. It is entirely the fault of Republicans that those investigations are only being undertaken by Democrats.”
What the Dem leadership here did was publicly hold out their hand for a bi-partisan proposal, and then let the Republicans very publicly slap it away. It wasted very little time and made the Republicans look like asses. The Dems will end up at the same point(probably a House committee, but it won’t look like a partisan witch hunt, since they tried to do it in a non partisan fashion first.
Forget Congressional committees. We need a Special Prosecutor to investigate the involvement of members of Congress in 1/6.
@SiubhanDuinne: I’m whelmed by both your comments!
@Jeffro: “I have no specific recollection…”
J R in WV
I want Quevan McCarthy to testify also too, but not in front of video cameras at a House Committee.
I want the SOB to testify in the secret privacy of a Grand Jury, where
ifwhen he lies he goes to jail. Fuck that rat bastard traitor… he should be expelled from congress for his treason and sedition, and total failure to adhere to his oath of office. Along with many other GQP office holders.
So want the indictments of senior Republikkkans to begin. Along with the military people who hindered the release of the National Guard to the besieged Capitol. Fuck all of those Southern Racist bastards!
OT a bit, but really disappointing to me that TPM has gone to a 100% pay-per-view site now. Here and TPM were always my go-tos. TPM is off the list now ?. Especially of how many ads they ran – didn’t really mind that as gotta pay for the site. But Josh could not make money off that with the number of viewers there? I’m betting that they’ll switch back within 6 months as they bleed hits.
Leopard looks up from the middle of eating a face to be outraged Commission To Stop People’s Faces From Getting Eaten looking at him funny.
@VeniceRiley: I know, I was just rushing to get the coveted spot and the prize that goes with it ☺
I think that applies to all of his male like private appendages.