Dana Milbank at WP:

Before Mike Johnson became speaker, the House of Representatives had voted to censure one of its own members only seven times in 100 years. Since Johnson became speaker, members of the House have tried to censure each other eight times in two weeks. In the latest effort, the successful censure of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for antisemitic statements, the House floor degenerated into sobs, heckling, fist shaking and screaming.

  • Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio), who is Jewish, violently pounded the lectern: “Never again, dammit, means never again!”
  • Rep. Michael Lawler (R-N.Y.) alleged that Tlaib “believes Israel should be eradicated.”
  • “It is a lie!” Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) called out, and she and Rep. Summer Lee (D-Pa.) continued heckling.
  • Bush, in her own remarks, ignored the gavel and, yelling between gasps for breath, said the censure is “not surprising because this place is where 1,700 members of Congress, this elected body, enslaved black people!” From the back of the chamber, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) shouted: “Show some respect for this place!”
  • Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) bellowed at the Republicans that “maybe because of your lack of diversity you lack the cognitive and emotional ability to recognize diverse opinions when they speak truth to power!”
  • “Pull a fire alarm!” taunted Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Tex.), referring to Bowman’s misdemeanor guilty plea for triggering an alarm during a key vote in September.
  • Rep. Richard McCormick (R-Ga.), who introduced the censure resolution, acknowledged that there had been “a lot of screaming, a lot of accusations, you could say, on both sides.” He assured the chamber that “I don’t really care what race, religion, gender or orientation you are.” “Yes, you do!” Bush heckled.

The House is not in order. Under Johnson, the House is utterly out of control.