I could have used the word childish, but I think churlish fits better. After winning another term as Speaker (on the first vote) the prematurely orange Speaker of the house immediately began punishing those who opposed him.
Removing them from important Committee Assignments - instead of manning up, shaking their hands - and bringing them closer with a few comments like, "Well guys, that's behind us - now let's see if we can't all work together to get this country back on it's Constitutional track."
All he has done has has bronzed the rift between himself and those who look for a little more backbone in their Speaker..... This isn't leading, it's, it's, it's ...... churlish!!!!
It's a shame - but not a surprise!!!