Things that don’t get you kicked out of GOP leadership:

  • Heavy petting in a crowded theater in the presence of children, on video.
  • Being under investigation for sex trafficking
  • Being Donald Trump, a senile sexual predator and con man who attempted an incompetent coup to overthrow the US government and assassinate the sitting Speaker of the Hous and VP, with 91 felony criminal charges.

Things that get you kicked out of your position in the GOP:

  • Failure to shut down the US government.

If the Democrats can sign on six moderate Republicans, the Democrats can pick the next speaker. It’s a long shot, sure, but in today’s political climate I’m not ruling anything out.

Mitch W @MitchW