The Angry Children’s Caucus has delivered the ransom note to its primary houseboy-slash-hostage, Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and the demands are as angry and childish as one could have expected. From the Washington Post:

In a statement, the ultraconservative Republicans said they will oppose a short-term extension of government funding — known as a continuing resolution — if it doesn’t include a House-passed bill that funds restrictive border policies. The continuing resolution, they said, must also include provisions that “address the unprecedented weaponization of the Justice Department and FBI” and it must “end the Left’s cancerous woke policies in the Pentagon.” The House’s most right-wing members have alleged that the Justice Department has been “weaponized” against former president Donald Trump, who has been indicted four times, and that Democrats have turned the Pentagon “woke” by supporting inclusive policies within the military.

And, on both of those idiotic concerns, a large portion of the Republican Party is completely out of its mind. Hey, somebody had to say it.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics