This Is Exactly How Congress Should Work

This Is Exactly How Congress Should Work

No one in America is going to change their mind about anything because Kevin McCarthy won’t be Speaker of the House. If you listened to the political media, though, you might have been under the impression that something had gone horribly wrong because the House Majority Leader made the surprise decision to withdraw from the race for speaker, leaving Republicans to scramble for a candidate. Yet this is the kind of messiness we should expecting from our most democratic institution. The House is where public sentiment first manifests. And public sentiment—on the Right, and probably in most corners of American political life right now—isn’t in the mood for coronations.

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