Rachel Maddow On The House Speaker Mess [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps:

Maddow suggested that since none of the remaining candidates may be able to get 218 votes and the chances of conservatives compromising is low, she suggested either Nancy Reagan or Ted Cruz or the Duck Dynasty guy or even returning champion Newt Gingrich because apparently that’s a thing now. But then she warned about the “ominous” option: what if there isn’t anyone who’s able to get 218 votes? Well, “there could just be no Speaker!” And as Maddow explained, that would mean absolutely nothing gets done and “Congress just closes.” However, there’s one small other thing that could happen: “John Boehner is not allowed to quit.” Maddow said it would be “freaking amazing” if Boehner is forced to stay as Speaker.