The Speaker of the House Problem, Continued
The leading candidate to be Speaker of the House is Representative Jim Jordan, a man who is on the same moral plane (the bottom one) as Donald Trump. Thankfully, it appears that enough Republican representatives can’t stomach him, as can no Democrat, so that Jordan will not be elected as Speaker. Now is the time for a half dozen — all it would take — responsible Republican members of the House to make a deal with the Democrats as to who will assume the Speakership. Since Republicans comprise a majority in the House, let the Speaker be a responsible Republican, one of the kind most of them used to be. The questions remain, though, are there enough of them? Are there any?