Bipartisanship at last

As an attempt to distract us from the fact that Donald J. Trump is on trial for falsifying business records to cover up a sex scandal that threatened to derail his 2016 campaign, Marjorie Taylor Greene called for a vote to unseat Speaker Mike Johnson. Democrats joined Republicans to defeat the effort, 359 to 43. Members of the minority party in the House have never propped up the other party’s speaker.

“Our decision to stop Marjorie Taylor Greene from plunging the House of Representatives and the country into further chaos is rooted in our commitment to solve problems for everyday Americans in a bipartisan manner,” Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the Democratic leader, told reporters shortly after the vote. “We will continue to govern in a reasonable, responsible and results-oriented fashion, and put people over politics all day and every day.”

“This is the uni-party, for the American people watching,” Greene said. “Uni-party” is often used as a MAGA insult for bipartisanship.