In America, we like to pride ourselves as being a democracy to be duplicated; as such, it typically behaves with civility.
Four years of Trump truly helped bring this country’s discourse into the gutter with his grade school twittering to degrade and denounce anyone who stood astride of him.
Now anything goes, quite literally. Even without former guy we now have explosions of temper coming from Congress-once today by Kevin McCarthy, and once by “Guy With The Dumbest Name In All Of Senatorial History” Markwayne Mullin.
Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) challenges Teamsters leader Sean O’Brien to a physical fight, standing up midway through a Senate HELP Committee hearing.
Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) repeatedly attempts to break them up: “You’re a United States senator.” pic.twitter.com/E4U624cDsS
— The Recount (@therecount) November 14, 2023
That’s right, Bernie Sanders had to break these people up. Sad!
News — Rep. Tim Burchett accuses Kevin McCarthy of a "sucker punch" to the kidneys and describes heated scene as he chased the former speaker down the hallway.
Said he's the type of the guy who as a kid would "hide behind his mama's skirt."
McCarthy denies it was intentional pic.twitter.com/fBvOUxMb5z
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 14, 2023
Burchett was one of the people who helped remove McCarthy, so I’m not suprised the former speaker would do this.
Thank goodness Speaker Johnson let these poor fuckers go home after funding the government with a CR. Everyone needs nap time. So do we. We are truly tired of them.