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Takano Trolls GOP Over Speaker Chaos

Takano couldn't help but poke fun at the GOP Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Takano couldn't help but poke fun at the GOP Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democratic Rep. Mark Takano had some fun with the GOP leadership scramble Thursday afternoon. As Republican after Republican said they were not interested in seeking the speakership , the California lawmaker tweeted out a mockup of a Craiglist ad.  “Are you an American citizen? Do you have experience negotiation hostage situations?” the fake ad, which Takano’s office confirmed it did not actually post to the site, begins. They even managed to include a “House of Cards” reference with the contact email TheNextFrankUnderwood [at] gmail [dot] com.

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