Make yourself some popcorn and sit down with your favorite news network on Tuesday. We could witness a political drama of a type not seen since the period before the Civil War. Which somehow seems appropriate, given the tenor of today’s political discourse.
Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield is trying to achieve a lifelong goal: to become Speaker of the House of Representatives. Unless a desperate stalemate prompts the body to change the rules, McCarthy will need a majority vote of the entire chamber, which would be 218 if the 435 members voted for an individual by his or her name. name.
Robert Price is an Emmy-winning reporter-commentator for KGET-TV. His column appears here on Sundays; The opinions expressed are his own. Join it at email@example.com or via Twitter: @stubblebuzz.