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How Democrats may take advantage of the McCarthy case

Democrats may have a golden opportunity to shape the next two years in the House. At what point will they try to do something with it? Democrats have largely played it cool when it comes to striking some kind of bipartisan deal. It’s possible that getting a speaker with Republican votes alone could prove unattainable. Rep.-elect Ro Khanna suggests Democrats could join with Republicans to elect a moderate House speaker.

Others, however, are not keen on talking about this publicly. “I don’t see us helping them,” Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) said.