Congress’s deadlock is broken… for now.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) failed three times to become House Speaker. Republicans finally found someone they could unanimously support: Mike Johnson (R-LA). If you’re not familiar with him… you’re not alone. Here’s a good AP report that’ll bring you up to speed. In this episode I’ll share my thoughts on this saga, starting with my answer to a listener’s question from this week’s “Ask Me Anything!” YouTube live stream.
Also, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gave the nominating speech for Cong. Jordan’s third try. McCarthy quoted a renowned expert on leadership in a way that I found very interesting: mainly because, he used it wrong. Then again, I’m not sure the rest of us understand it as well as we should, either. No wonder this is the level of leadership we have in Congress.
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