Gilead · Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2023


Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2023

Fig. 1. Photograph credited to Office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy, date inconsistent with title but given as November 9, 2022, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Natalie Andrews and Eliza Collins, “Kevin McCarthy Falls Short of House Speaker Win in Three Rounds of Voting,” Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2023,

Kurt Bardella, “Kevin McCarthy’s speaker-election fiasco has been brewing in the GOP for years,” Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2023,

Aaron Blake, “McCarthy’s big concession — and how it could hamstring a GOP speaker,” Washington Post, January 3, 2023,

John Cassidy, “Behind the Humiliation of Kevin McCarthy,” New Yorker, January 3, 2023,

Clare Foran et al., “House adjourns after chaotic day without electing a speaker as McCarthy fails to lock down votes,” CNN, January 3, 2023,

Tara Palmeri, “We Need to Talk About Kevin, ” Puck News, January 3, 2023,

Clare Foran et al., “House adjourns for second day without electing a speaker with McCarthy’s bid in peril,” CNN, January 4, 2023,

Molly Jong-Fast, “The Kevin McCarthy Mess Is Peak Trumpism,” Vanity Fair, January 4, 2023,

Nolan D. McCaskill, “Deadlocked House adjourns until evening after Kevin McCarthy racks up yet another defeat,” Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2023,

Tara Palmeri, “Scalise Smoke Signals,” Puck News, January 4, 2023,

Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey, “The House hard-liners blocking McCarthy aren’t listening to Trump,” Washington Post, January 4, 2023,

Dan Zak and Ben Terris, “Does the House even exist right now?” Washington Post, January 4, 2023,

Olivia Beavers et al., “McCarthy nears tentative deal with conservatives after days of stalemate,” Politico, January 5, 2023,

Aaron Blake, “What McCarthy’s concessions could cost him — and the GOP,” Washington Post, January 5, 2023,

Bess Levin, “Kevin McCarthy Debases Himself in Hopes of Finally Winning Speaker Vote, Then Loses Again (And Again, And Again),” Vanity Fair, January 5, 2023,

Eric Levitz, “The GOP Is More Ungovernable Than Ever Before,” New York, January 5, 2023,

Nolan D. McCaskill, “House adjourns for night after McCarthy amasses 11 speaker vote losses,” Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2023,

Tina Nguyen, “McCarthy’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” Puck News, January 5, 2023,

Mark Z. Barabak, “Kevin McCarthy ‘won’ the House speakership. Now the country will pay the price,” Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2023,

Jenavieve Hatch, Gillian Brassil, and David Lightman, “California GOP on McCarthy Speaker bid: ‘The Republican Party is entirely dependent on him,’” Sacramento Bee, January 6, 2023,

Eric Lutz, “Kevin McCarthy Waved Away January 6. Now He Has Left Us With No Congress,” Vanity Fair, January 6, 2023,

Nolan D. McCaskill, “Kevin McCarthy wins House speakership on 15th vote,” Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2023,

Tara Palmeri, “The McCarthy-Scalise Detente,” Puck News, January 6, 2023,

Natalie Andrews, “What’s in Kevin McCarthy’s Deal With Conservatives,” Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2023,

David Morgan and Moira Warburton, “U.S. House adopts rules sought by hardliners to control McCarthy,” Reuters, January 9, 2023,

Julia Ioffe, “Kevin McCarthy’s Permanent Crisis,” Puck News, January 10, 2023,

Tina Nguyen, “Kevaggedon and the Discontents,” Puck News, January 11, 2023,

Tara Palmeri, “Motion to Vacate Roulette,” Puck News, January 12, 2023,

Tara Palmeri, “McCarthy’s Horse-Trading Nightmare,” Puck News, February 2, 2023,

Sarah Ferris and Olivia Beavers, “How Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene helped McCarthy get his debt deal through,” Politico, June 1, 2023,

Tina Nguyen, “The Taliban 20’s McCarthy Red Line,” Puck, June 1, 2023,

Abigail Tracy, “Kevin McCarthy Got a Debt Deal Passed. It May Cost Him,” Vanity Fair, June 1, 2023,

Marianna Sotomayor et al., “Hard-right Republicans, still angry over debt ceiling, foil McCarthy on vote,” Washington Post, June 6, 2023,

Marianna Sotomayor and Leigh Ann Caldwell, “McCarthy, Republican lawmakers reach deal to end House floor standoff for now,” Washington Post, June 13, 2023,

Alex Shephard, “Kevin McCarthy Is Losing His Grip on House Republicans—and Power,” New Republic, June 15, 2023,

Tina Nguyen, “McCarthy’s Impeachment Theater,” Puck, September 7, 2023,

Joan E. Greve, “McCarthy’s House speakership hangs by a thread as US shutdown looms,” Guardian, September 22, 2023,

Siobhan Hughes, “Senators Unveil Bipartisan Funding Deal to Avert Government Shutdown,” Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2023,

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