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Kevin McCarthy’s desperate dealmaking to secure the Speakership is taking shape. In essence he has created Congress’s version of January 6th insurrectionists. He has empowered a right-wing crew of political arsonists, whom he has no power over, and given them his blessing to do whatever they want. These people don’t need to break into the Capitol; they work there, and love playing with matches. They are like little kids who get charged up after lighting a bug on fire. …[more]