House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. and his wife Judy McCarthy enter a House Republican caucus vote on its nominee to replace House Speaker John Boehner, Oct. 8, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. 
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‘House of Chaos’: How Twitter reacted to McCarthy’s exit from speaker race

When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly withdrew from the race for speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Twitter capitalized on one word: chaos.

Fellow California Rep. Eric Swalwell gave a face to the name when he tweeted a fake advertisement for an imaginary C-Span original series entitled “House of Chaos,” his not-so-subtle spin on Netflix’s mega-hit series “House of Cards”, a satire of one Republican congressman’s rise to power.

For his part, presidential candidate Donald Trump wasted no time in cheering the news of McCarthy’s exit. “We need a really smart and really tough person to take over this very important job,” the Republican tweeted about his fellow party member.

Here is how other presidential candidates, members of Congress, and other notable people reacted to McCarthy’s move on Twitter: