Julia Louis-Dreyfus had a good laugh about the ongoing, undeniably entertaining GOP House Speaker fight.

On January 4, the Veep actress shared an Instagram photo of the real-life events and jokingly wrote in the caption, “If we don’t win an Emmy for this episode of @veephbo, I’m leaving the TV academy.”

Louis-Dreyfus’ post was referencing the current saga in the House; they’re really struggling to settle on a new Speaker.


For the first time in a century, it’s taking multiple days and votes to complete the process. The issue is that 218 votes are needed to elect a Speaker, and even though Republicans control the House as of January 4, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) has not been able to reach that number as conservatives cast their votes for Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Florida).

Some of the Seinfeld star’s famous friends joined in on the fun in the comments section. Succession actress J. Smith Cameron wrote, “hahaha TRUE,” while co-creator of The Sex Lives of College Girls Justin Noble opted for a hilarious Veep reference.

“Have they changed their minds yet, Gary? No?” the writer quipped.

Louis-Dreyfus played Vice President Selina Meyer in the popular political satire sitcom that ran from 2012 to 2019.

She wasn’t the only celebrity in a mocking mood on Wednesday. Comedian and political commentator Jon Stewart took to Twitter to joke, “This is the best season of cspan… ever.”

“If only there was a gif of someone watching this with great anticipation whilst enjoying popcorn,” the former Daily Show host added in another tweet.

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also blasted Republicans in her own tweet on Wednesday. “All who serve in the House share a responsibility to bring dignity to this body,” she wrote. “Sadly, Republicans’ cavalier attitude in electing a Speaker is frivolous, disrespectful and unworthy of this institution.”

McCarthy has now lost seven House votes — and counting.

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