In a discussion on Fox News about the dysfunction within the Republican Party when it comes to advancing President Donald Trump’s agenda, the dreadful prospect of Rep. Maxine Waters — egad! — being the next speaker of the House was raised.
Waters, 78, once named one of the most corrupt members of Congress, has become a one-woman impeachment committee, relentlessly pushing for the removal of Trump. And Vice President Mike Pence… or any other Republican who may ascend to the White House.
Responding to the divide within the GOP, culminating with the party’s inability to follow through on the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, Democratic activist Robert Patillo said Democrats are in no hurry to work with Trump to help move his agenda forward.
He added that the Democrats will regain the majority in the House in 2018 — they’d need to flip about 35 seats — before adding, with a straight face, that Waters would then be the next speaker.
“Democrats looking at a president hovering around a 30 percent approval rating have no reason to run into a burning building and try to put it out, when they should instead just wait for 2018 when they have Speaker of the House Maxine Waters and Senate leader Chuck Schumer,” Patillo said.
The comment drew a hearty chuckle from fellow panelist Elizabeth Harrington, a staff writer for The Washington Free Beacon.
“I think we’re a far cry away from Maxine Waters as speaker of the House,” Harrington countered.
The problem with Patillo’s assertion is that the only way Democrats get the gavel from Nancy Pelosi is to pry it from her cold, dead hands.
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