Jan 5, 2023, 2:45pm EST
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House Democrats are having a field day on Twitter during the speaker vote drama


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The News

The members of the U.S. House of Representatives don't have a speaker yet — but at least they have Twitter.

While they wait to be sworn in, House Democrats have turned to memes, GIFs, and toddler pics to make it through the three-day slog of seven failed speaker votes, as over a dozen Republicans continue to oppose their party's leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Here are some of the tweets the chaos has generated from elected officials.

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The Tweets

Rep. Mary Peltola, from Alaska:

Rep. Shontel Brown, from Ohio:


Rep. Chuy García, from Illinois:

Rep. Steve Cohen, of Tennessee, following a similar theme:

Rep. Jared Huffman of California began voting for Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries with an allusion to the old video gaming "Leroy Jenkins" meme.

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The View From The Toddler Caucus

Rep. Jimmy Gomez, from California:

Rep. Sara Jacobs, from California:


Rep. Salud Carbajal, from California:

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The View From The GOP

Some Republicans have also resorted to GIFs to address the situation.

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina likened the mood to that of a frantic puppy:

From Dan Bishop, the North Carolina Republican opposing McCarthy's speaker bid: