Whoever said democracy is messy business couldn’t have predicting how much of a mess they are making in the nation’s capital. There is no business being conducted in the House of Representatives because one political party can’t seem to agree on anything among themselves. Especially who they want to represent them. They got rid of Kevin McCarthy, but didn’t seem to have much of a Plan B. Jim Jordan was licking his chops at the possibility of becoming Speaker of the House, but now is licking his wounds. Now there are as many as 9 members of Congress who suddenly want the job, and another vote could come today. But it appears the factions are only digging in, and it is not clear if anyone can get the 217 votes needed. The sharp divisions within the Republican party are widely exposed by the infighting. In the meantime, nothing is getting done. Until there is a Speaker, Congress can’t take up important business, like aid for Israel and Ukraine and diverting a possible government shutdown. Our elected officials seemingly got what they wanted in ousting McCarthy, but they sure have made a mess of things.