The end of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s short-lived House speakership was the source of many memes, much mockery and a hefty dose of schadenfreude on social media.
The California Republican was forced to give up his gavel on Tuesday in a Republican coup after less than nine months on the job.
He was the first speaker in history to be removed from office.
Users of X (formerly Twitter) ran wild with the news.
Mary Trump, the niece of Donald Trump, measured McCarthy’s tenure in “Scaramuccis” — in a reference to Anthony Scaramucci, who served as the former president’s press secretary for less than two weeks.
He chimed in, too.
More Scaramucci maths:
Political commentator Molly Jong-Fast revived the lettuce joke that plagued Liz Truss, who lasted just 49 days as prime minister of the U.K. last year.
Here’s the best of the rest: