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.
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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Rep. Jimmy Gomez, from California:
Rep. Sara Jacobs, from California:
Rep. Salud Carbajal, from California:
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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: