‘Crisis and Confusion’: Four Days of GOP Barbs, Chaos and Cigars

Kevin McCarthy’s torturous bid for House speaker leads to shattered records and abandoned norms.


It was a near-fist fight on the House floor. It was four days of name-calling, late-night huddles, rush deliveries of pizzas and burritos. It was cigar smoke wafting through the hallways, diaper changes and a dog on the floor of the US House of Representatives. 

Establishment Republicans were horrified. Democrats snickered. Comedian Jon Stewart called it the best season of C-SPAN ever.

Going up against chaos

Ali Alexander (born Ali Abdul-Razaq Akbar[2] in 1984 or 1985)[3][4] is an American far-right activist, social media personality, and conspiracy theorist.[1][10] Alexander is an organizer of Stop the Steal, a campaign to promote the conspiracy theory [11][12][13][14] that widespread voter fraud led to Joe Biden‘s victory over Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election.[3][15] He also helped to organize one of several rallies that preceded the January 6 United States Capitol attack.[16]


Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘Committed a Crime,’ Trump Ally Claims


During a brief online stream posted by Right Wing Watch on Thursday, Alexander threatened to present evidence to the state of Georgia proving that she “committed a crime” that would get her expelled from Congress.

“Stop the Steal” organizer Ali Alexander threatened to expose some unspecified crime that he claims Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) committed.