The push by the crazies to impeach President Biden IS causing jitters for some GOP House members including Speaker McCarthy….
Just like Donald Trump….
Republicans seem to be working to help Democrats for the 2024 elections….
The Grand ole Party is shaping up to be a Hot Mess these days…..
A quixotic push by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) to impeach President Biden was placed on the back burner Thursday. But even some Republican insiders fear the damage might already have been done.
Boebert, one of the fiercest among the GOP’s right-wing firebrands, surprised many of her colleagues by introducing an impeachment resolution earlier this week. The move caused disarray in the House Republican conference, and the furor was only defused with a deal to send the resolution for consideration by committees.
The move, passed in a 219-208 vote Thursday, places no obligation on the committees to do anything to advance Boebert’s proposal. But she is insistent that, if it becomes clear the gambit is solely about delay, she will bring up her resolution “every day for the rest of my time here in Congress.”
Meanwhile, more moderate Republicans are wincing at what they consider an unforced political error that will give Democrats ammunition to attack the GOP as extreme and out of touch.
Republican strategist Dan Judy described the move as “frankly stupid,” adding, “the party needs to be focused on the problems facing Americans rather than this sideshow.”
Most polls, to be sure, show American voters’ main concerns are the economy and inflation, as well as a host of other matters barely related to the effort to impeach the president.
But that doesn’t mean there will be an end to impeachment efforts, given that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga) has her own efforts to impeach not only Biden, but Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Matthew Graves, the U.S. district attorney for the District of Columbia.
Adding to this week’s spectacle, Boebert and Greene got into a heated verbal exchange on the House floor Wednesday….
“Sean, I did not put my life on pause and leave my four boys and my now grandson to come here and just get in spats with people,” Boebert said. “I came here to legislate and to be effective for Coloradans, Coloradans who are suffering from the Democrats’ policy.”
“Marjorie is not my enemy,” she continued. “Joe Biden’s policy, the Democrats, that is my enemy that I am combating right now.”
Greene reportedly called Boebert a “little bitch” on the House floor on Wednesday over the Colorado Republican’s recent push to force a vote on impeaching President Biden, according to The Daily Beast. …
Tensions inside the conservative House Freedom Caucus have reached the point that some members are floating the idea of purging colleagues from the group.
At least two hardliners have discussed — and proposed to Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry (R-Pa.) — trying to boot members who no longer meet the group’s standards, according to three Republicans with knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity. The lawmakers declined to name who’s behind the ouster calls, underscoring the sensitivity of the situation.
While the members suggesting a purge did not specify the people they want to remove, they are signaling that one target of any ejection push is Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). Some in the Freedom Caucus have focused on Greene, who’s become a close ally of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, to illustrate their fears that certain group members are too aligned with GOP leaders and too outwardly critical of the group when it splits on certain issues.
The risk of an outside-the-tent conservative becoming too friendly with the establishment isn’t the only problem that Freedom Caucus purists have identified, though. Internal Freedom Caucus critics are talking about targeting a handful of members beyond Greene, too, whom they see as violating group standards by being inactive….
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has a blunt message for House GOP moderates: Impeach President Joe Biden or face a fierce backlash from voters next year.
“What’s going to hurt them is not supporting articles of impeachment,” Greene, the Georgia firebrand, told CNN.
On the other side: Republicans in swing districts wary of the tactics embraced by Greene and others on the far right as they push their conference in a sharply conservative direction and away from the bread-and-butter issues they sold to voters.
“I’m frustrated because I want to focus on the things that I was sent here to do,” said GOP Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, a freshman from a New York district that Biden carried by 15 points.
And caught in the middle: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy who owes his narrow majority to the 18 Republicans who won in those districts Biden carried – but has increasingly been forced to cater to the evolving demands of the right wing of his conference, putting swing-district Republicans in a jam.
Matt Gaetz, the Florida conservative, is not too concerned….
The Republican Study Committee is pushing House GOP leadership for a vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, Axios reports.
Moderates and some members of GOP leadership are worried the bill could hurt members in swing districts.
Bold by me….