Do you think anything can be done to fix this?
Williams would have to be removed from the House in order to necessitate another election (assuming there would be one, and the Speaker Pro Tempore, a Democrat hack and crony of Naifeh’s, wouldn’t move up for the remainder of the session). I can’t recall the last time when a Speaker was removed (or died) during a term. If he was removed, I have a sneaking suspicion yet another weak-willed RINO would be bribed and installed as a puppet for Naifeh, such as former Minority Leader Steve McDaniel. There may be a dozen such RINOs in the House that are vulnerable to bribery/coercion. I’ll add, too, after seeing Williams in action that he doesn’t appear mentally sound and will snap under the pressure of this session, and he fully deserves to. I hope the GOP “Gaslight”’s his butt right into the nervous hospital.
The California Democrats did this in 1995 after the GOP won a majority in the Assembly. It took the Republicans a year and recalling 2 RINO puppets to finally install the party choice as Speaker. Sadly, he wasn’t in office a whole year before the Democrats won back the majority in ‘96.