This IS a the ‘tail wagging the dog’ stuff…..
11 House Republican rightwingnuts are trying to run the entire American Congress….
(They actually want to RE-WRITE the recent Debt/Budget Law /Bill)
THAT is NOT going happen….
The Republican Civil war is a headache for House Speaker McCarthy and House moderates…..
Could the solution be McCarthy working WITH House Democrats to get past his wing nuts ?
Frustrations reached a boiling point during a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Tuesday morning. There, in the basement of the Capitol, a handful of moderate Republicans aired their grievances over last week’s revolt directly at the conservatives who orchestrated it.
Others in the conference quickly hailed the spirited pushback, saying the moderates vented the frustrations of a vast majority of the GOP conference.
“The three or four guys who spoke today spoke for 95 percent of us,” Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) told The Hill Tuesday afternoon.
“Ninety-five percent of us were pissed about it,” he said of the nearly weeklong deadlock in the House. “It wasn’t right, it hurt the team.”
“What Republicans need to do is recognize that when you have an opportunity to take yes for an answer, go with it,” Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.), an Appropriations subcommittee chairman, said later in the day.
He expressed frustration that the caps set out in the debt limit compromise are “being rejected by people in our conference that chose last week to demonstrate their angst by denying us an opportunity to have votes.”…
The conservatives were protesting the Speaker’s handling of the debt ceiling negotiations with President Biden, and they want to send the message that they expect him to hold a tougher line in the coming battle over government spending.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of the 11 GOP rabble-rousers, warned the rebels could revive their floor blockade if McCarthy fails to meet their still-undefined requests.
The combination of last week’s revolt and the threat of another has infuriated the moderates….
The conservatives, for their part, aren’t apologizing for their rebellion. Instead, they fired back at the moderates for what they characterized as a soft approach to cutting spending and reducing deficits.
“Some of our colleagues are getting bent out of shape. You know what I say to that? I don’t give a damn because the American people that I work for, they’re thanking me. And I’d rather be thanked at home than by some schlepp on the House floor,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said on Steve Deace’s BlazeTV show later on Tuesday.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) also said he was not concerned with members angry about the confrontational tactics.
“They need to go back to drinking,” Buck said.
As GOP members express alarm about hard-line conservatives arm-twisting the rest of the conference, McCarthy is pushing back on their description of the talks — particularly Gaetz’s assertion that they were renegotiating a “power-sharing agreement.”…