Kevin McCarthy just broke the record for the longest-ever floor speech in the history of the House. He spoke for 8 hours and 33 minutes.
Good for him! He put on his big boy pants and worked really, really hard to ensure that Congress couldn’t do jack for working people in this country… at least for one more night.
Fortunately, the Democrats in the House simply waited him out, and then quickly voted yes on Build Back Better, the bill he was so desperate to prevent moving forward.
Instead of letting a bill pass that would revitalize the US economy and provide $1.75 trillion dollars to build up our country’s infrastructure and fight climate change, McCarthy chose instead to ramble on… all freaking night.
Just to put this in perspective, McCarthy filibustered long enough to play two rounds of golf with his puppet master Donald Trump. Instead of watching McCarthy ramble on about nothing, you could have binged an entire season of Mad Men. In the time he used to set our country back, you could have driven from the House Chamber all the way to Detroit, where you could witness our country’s crumbling infrastructure firsthand.
While McCarthy may have been pretty proud of himself for forcing all eyes on him, his Democratic colleagues — the ones working to make real progress for our country — were none too happy. Lucky for us, through the amazing power of Twitter, we can get their ? takes first-hand.
Here are 15 of the best tweets from McCarthy’s Democratic colleagues, sent during a floor speech that will be sure to go down in the history books… as one of American politics’ biggest wastes of time. (Alongside this infamous gem of course.)