Comer: I’m ‘Ashamed’ of House Republicans — ‘We’ve Wasted Three Weeks’

Representative James Comer (R-KY) said Monday on Fox Business Channel’s “Kudlow” that he was “ashamed” that House Republicans have not elected a speaker after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was removed from the position three weeks ago.

Anchor Larry Kudlow said, “I need a Republican speaker of the House, Mr. Chairman so you can go back to work and everyone else can go back to work. What’s happening?”

Comer said, “We’ve wasted three weeks. And, you know, this was a dumb move by those eight members of Congress. Many of them are on my committee. I like, you know, at least six of the eight. But at the end of the day, they had no plan. They had no plan, and Larry, this could stretch out another two or three weeks. And it’s limited the ability of committees, not only to meet, but my committee, to do subpoenas and things like that.”

He added, “So, this isn’t being productive. We got started a month late with subpoena power. I didn’t get subpoena power ’til basically February the 1st because we went through all of this in January with the speaker’s race. So, this is unfortunate and you know, I’m ashamed that we’re in this position. Hopefully, we’ll find someone that can get 217 votes soon.”

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