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Dems mocks GOP with plenty of popcorn to go around during House Speaker drama

Ted Lieu

House Democrats appear to be pigging out on popcorn as they take in the drama unfolding among Republicans during the vote for the Speaker’s gavel.

Nineteen House Republicans blocked Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from becoming Speaker in the new Congress on Tuesday, sending the House into a third ballot for the first time in a century.

Some Democrats likened the action to a big screen spectacle, popping some kernels for the occasion.

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) showed off a paper bag full of popcorn, writing to his more than 1.6 million Twitter followers that he was headed to the House chamber.

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