Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will continue his bid to become Speaker of the House today after losing 11 consecutive votes to secure the position.
While McCarthy is the big loser, the internet is winning with all of the jokes and memes about his woes.
After all, the jokes practically write themselves as CSPAN cameras roam the room, showing members of Congress huddled together trying to sway votes or, in out Representative-elect George Santos’s (R-NY) case, picking their noses and playing on their phones.
Today’s vote is on the second anniversary of the MAGA riot at the U.S. Capitol. McCarthy has refused to sanction or deal with his members who stoked the insurrection and now they’ve turned their fire on him. If he’d led his caucus and punished the ones who tried to overthrow the government, they wouldn’t be around to try to overthrow him too.
Instead, McCarthy has become the laughingstock of late-night comedians and Twitter. And, of course, we rounded up the best.
— Eric Sorensen (@ERICSORENSEN) January 6, 2023
Kevin McCarthy isn't making history. After this week, he *is history.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 6, 2023
Live look at Kevin McCarthy pic.twitter.com/CS0DLYqYTm
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 4, 2023
How many times has Kevin McCarthy lost so far Count? pic.twitter.com/jsdzNDiEWs
— Stayinyour Lane (@barrettlane) January 6, 2023
kevin mccarthy has now been rejected as speaker more times than elizabeth taylor was married
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 5, 2023
Also: has there ever been a more mediocre Speaker candidate? pic.twitter.com/lQArPjunAJ
— Marmel (@Marmel) January 6, 2023
How many elections does Kevin McCarthy have to lose in a row before we get free Frostys
— Chris OIIey (@chrisoIIey) January 6, 2023
Who will last longer? Vote in the comments👇 pic.twitter.com/EAFsO1BsO7
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 3, 2023
Raise your hand if you’re looking forward to watching Kevin McCarthy lose a few more times tomorrow. ✋
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) January 6, 2023
Kevin McCarthy walking into the new Congress with a fresh majority pic.twitter.com/Qfx2K7agk1
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 5, 2023
Yes, this Kevin McCarthy thing is hilarious, but also let’s not forget to enjoy that George Santos’ clothes and body language look like he is in one of those movies where a 12 y/o boy magically wakes up in the body of a congressman.pic.twitter.com/bhks5Ad0P8
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) January 5, 2023