But what of his legacy? The New Abnormal hosts Danielle Moodie and Andy Levy reflect on this week’s episode.
“I think that he should be embarrassed because what he’s going to be remembered as is a limp gavel, Fisher-Price Speaker of the House who did not have the ability to get his caucus together,” Moodie says.
Adds Levy: “I don’t think anyone’s shedding a tear for Kevin,” while claiming that despite McCarthy’s unpopularity, “I think he’ll be fine. And I think he’ll get himself a nice cushy lobbyist job or think tank job and, you know, make way too much money.”
Plus! Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at The Nation and author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution, joins the show with a chilling prediction: “If Trump gets in power again, he’s never leaving.”
Then, Ryan Grim, author of the new book, The Squad: AOC and The Hope of a Political Revolution, joins the podcast to discuss it, including elaborating on how the seeds for “the Squad”–comprised of a small group of Democrats who essentially are not white males–were planted in Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.