This was posted by Steve Herman to Mastodon:
I agree that Kevin McCarthy was metaphorically gelded over the course of the fifteen votes. He’ll be one of the weakest speakers in the history of the United States House of Representatives. Any single member can initiate a vote to vacate the chair and oust him now. He’s on extremely thin ice. It was still a tight vote.
Glenn Fleishman certainly wasn’t amused by this situation.
He also noted the thin ice I was talking about too:
The madness has only just begun in DC, it seems. I’m glad I am not a working civil servant any longer. The thirty five day government shutdown in late 2018/early 2019 really did a number and I do not want the chance of going through that again. Unfortunately the chance of something like that happening again has increased exponentially with this lot taking charge of the United States House of Representatives.