A Democratic lawmaker mocked House Republicans on Thursday for struggling to find a new Speaker, after the favorite to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio abruptly withdrew his name from consideration.
Rep. Mark Takano’s (D-Calif.) staff created a fake Craigslist ad for “Speaker of the House” to fill the position and then posted the ad to Facebook and Twitter.
“Are you an American citizen? Do you have experience negotiating hostage situations? Are you ready for the challenge of a lifetime? Then this job is for you!” the listing reads.
“Babysitting experience STRONGLY PREFERRED,” Takano wrote, poking fun at the GOP chaos.
Takano tweeted the fake ad.
It seems like we’re having a hard time finding the next Speaker, so I created a Craigslist ad to boost our search. pic.twitter.com/JrYX5w9OVA
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) October 8, 2015
His staff never actually posted the ad on Craigslist, but took a screen shot in preview.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., dropped out of the race for House Speaker on Thursday, shocking Capitol Hill and raising questions about who can lead the House Republican Conference.
McCarthy suggested his colleague, Paul Ryan, step into the race but Ryan declared he had no interest in the position.
Democrats, of course, are absolutely amused by the disarray.
The former White House senior adviser to President Obama, David Axelrod, recommended on Twitter that Republicans take out a Craigslist ad.
GOP may have to post a listing on Craigslist to fill Speaker's chair.
What a mess!
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 8, 2015
Tax fraud Rep. Charlie Rangel also took the opportunity to lampoon the GOP.
Made myself a smoothie in my office & watching news about GOP mtg to elect next Speaker not going smoothly pic.twitter.com/rlSd3AJIn6
— Charles Rangel (@cbrangel) October 8, 2015
Twitter users reminded him that he should probably attend to more important matters than making smoothies and laughing at Republicans.
@cbrangel Maybe you could take a minute and pay your back taxes.
— JackieKPGH (@JackieKPGH) October 8, 2015
@cbrangel Pay your back taxes yet?
— ↪Me↩ (@fourm32n0) October 8, 2015
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