Treason Day, 2023

Barry Dredze
4 min readJan 6
House Republicans, Hal Rogers of Kentucky, left, and Steve Womack of Arkansas, struggle to stay engaged in House business during the eleventh round of votes on the third day of trying to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress. (Photo by Alex Brandon, AP)

Treason Day. And the traitors are busy in their fourth day of trying to elect the 118th Congress’ Speaker of the House. The 117th Congress adjourned Tuesday morning but the newly and re-elected lawmakers remain formally unseated while the spectacle of democracy holds up their swearing-in ceremonies as well as all other House business.

On Wednesday, January 4, while the House Republican Caucus was in their second day of trying to…

Barry Dredze

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