The conspicuous chaos of the Republican Party continues to be on display as is evident in their incompetence and inability to govern. For the first time in its history, the United States House of Representatives has been without a Speaker for two weeks. Which renders it powerless to conduct any business at a time when there happens to be some critical domestic and foreign crises underway.
After the second failed vote for the insurrectionist wannabe Speaker, Jim Jordan, Republicans have been struggling to find excuses for their abortive attempts at congressional administration. Naturally, they are trying to blame everything on the Democrats, who they seem to think have some sort of obligation to rescue them from their own fiascos. It’s their knee-jerk response to virtually every problem that they create.
Nearly two weeks ago, immediately after Republicans ousted now ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Trump posted a comment on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, throwing his support behind Jordan, saying “He will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!” So far, that endorsement has proven to be worth about as much a Trump NFT trading card.
Despite Trump’s endorsement – or perhaps because of it – Jordan received even fewer Republican votes on the second ballot than he did on the first. So it may not be surprising that Trump has apparently walked away from his pal. Although he is known for interjecting his typically inane opinions into every conversation, Trump hasn’t said a single word about Jordan’s double flop. We may be just a day or two away from Trump declaring that he barely knew Jordan, who was no more than a coffee boy.
This is not, however, an indication that Trump has lost his obsessive loquaciousness. He is still prone to babbling incessantly when he thinks it serves his interest. For example, on Tuesday Trump had to be admonished by the judge in his financial fraud case to shut up while a witness was testifying. That was the second judge who had rein in Trump’s incendiary rhetoric. The judge in his federal election interference case slapped a partial gag order on him to prohibit him from making disparaging or threatening remarks about prosecutors, court staff, and others involved in the trial.
“Mr. Trump may still vigorously seek public support as a presidential candidate, debate policies and people related to that candidacy, criticize the current administration and assert his belief that this prosecution is politically motivated,” [Judge] Chutkan said. “But those critical first amendment freedoms do not allow him to launch a pre-trial smear campaign against participating government staff, their families and foreseeable witnesses.”
Despite the narrow construction of the gag order, Trump raged that his right to speak had been taken away. And what made it all the more preposterous was that he raged about that alleged infringement of his rights as he was actually speaking to a gaggle of reporters.
Clearly Trump still possesses both his right to speak and his ability to do so with relentless fervor and frothing incoherence. But for some reason he has gone silent about Jim Jordan. He likely doesn’t want to draw attention to how impotent his endorsement has become. If he can’t even bully his MAGA minions in Congress, what does he have left?
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