Donald Trump is campaigning against his party members that are voting for the Infratrusture, which would send federal money TO THEIR districts…
Senate Republicans think House GOPer’s being serious about this (Listening and acting on Trump’s complaining) is a self defeating thing their party does NOT need with the prospect of possibly gaining majorities in both houses of Congress….
While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has created something of a bulwark against Trump’s complete takeover of the Republican Party, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has made public shows of loyalty to the former president and done little to rein in the most rambunctious and provocative pro-Trump conservatives in his conference.
The starkly different attitudes among Senate and House Republicans were laid bare this week when Trump’s allies in the lower chamber made a push to punish the 13 GOP colleagues who voted for infrastructure legislation by threatening their committee assignments.
The calls for retaliation are coming from a small number of conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus and are unlikely to result in lawmakers actually being kicked off committees, but the fact that there’s even a serious discussion of it is causing heartburn.
Senate Republicans warn that taking such a drastic step against fellow Republicans over a good-faith policy disagreement would be foolish and dangerous to the long-term health of the party.
“That’s absolutely nuts,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said of talk in the House of stripping Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill of their committee seats….