Parliamentary procedure is something I have actual paid experience teaching. It is very hard and I assure you that randos on Twitter would be worse at it than even the worst Speaker of the House in this nation's history
A big problem here is that readers find this boring and journalists don't like it much either so we don't talk about it nearly enough. But is literally the lifesblood of Congress
Parliamentary procedure is intentionally cumbersome to make sure everyone gets a chance to have a say. This is normally good, as passing bills ill-considered and without the representation of all Americans is bad
The reason the House is moving at the speed it is---which I agree is not nearly fast enough to meet this moment---is a single member can object to skipping steps. Again, normally a good they can force debate, but mid-coup is a liability
Unfortunately, some people on this site are hellbent on blaming the Nancy Pelosi for reasons I will decline to speculate on today. Combined with the bad coverage, I'm seeing some very hot, very wrong takes
The nuts and bolts of this are that they waited for today because they had a "pro forma" session. This is a whole thing, but basically, if they bang the gavel a few times every few days Trump can't do recess appointments
Today The Speaker asked permission to skip formal debate on the resolution to call for Pence to invoke the 25A. Rep Mooney basically vetoed; if anyone objects, they have to debate
As long as Republicans keep objecting, Pelosi will have to do this at the speed House rules require. She's actually pulled out all the stops, choosing kinds of motions and dates to make sure this happens as fast as the rules allow
You can't fund a Patreon or get NYT clicks with this take, but the remedy of choice our Founders left us was not electing obviously seditious men to the Presidency, not House rules. Now we have, and the tools for righting this are cumbersome. Voting for Clinton mattered, sorry

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