He knows it…..
He just wants the spot….
The vast majority of House Republican’s KNOW it…..
The 20 insurgents THINK they can getr their way…..
In the end?
They will be the loser’s …..
All this is about them running the place…..
THAT ain’t gonna happen….
The place won’t be able to work the way they want it to….
The NY Progressive Democrat tried the same thing…..
Shutting down the Congress is alright now….
But this IS gonna get serious next week and if McCarthy actually gives the Freedom peoiple what thye want?
The only way the government will work is if a group of Republicans vote in the House WITH Democrats to get around the rightwingnuts…..All them people NEED some sort of leadership to make the place work and it’s about 330 million Americans …Not just 20…..And N ot about a California Republican getting a spot…..
Officially, his allies believe that these new rules are stuff that can be navigated and appeal to conservatives broadly, not just the 21 GOP defectors who have embarrassed McCarthy this week and forced a new post-Civil War record of 11 rounds of voting without electing a House speaker…..
Traditionally, every member of the majority votes exactly as the speaker intends on the Rules Committee, unless there is an extraordinary circumstance related to a lawmaker’s personal beliefs or something central to their district.
By custom, the House speaker simply never loses a vote in the rules committee — but McCarthy’s antagonists are trying to make that a possibility…..
Longtime observers expect a similar deadlock to happen if McCarthy, or whoever claims the gavel, tries to open up the amendment process. And it will basically shut down the process for funding federal agencies, raising the risk of government shutdowns or forcing them to continue operating on the previous year’s budget….
That can be difficult when a few dozen ideologues decide it’s time to boot the speaker, as happened in 2015 when Freedom Caucus members wanted to force a vote against Boehner. He resigned rather than face the divisive vote.
By giving in to these demands, the next GOP speaker will have a hard time passing legislation unless the farthest right element of their caucus supports the measure….
This is correct. Any deal would almost assuredly be a series of capitulations to House Freedom Caucus that would put them at the center of how the House runs for the next two years.
Ghost of SE says
Time for House Republicans to finally embrace BBB, and by that I mean Bring Back Boehner.
Glad to see u ARE here….
Other guys had issue posting…..
I STILL McCarthy gets the spot….
But it’s gonna be a BIG DAMN mess if he tries to actually entertain the crew of 20’s wants…..