The group is REAL pissed that there was a Budget /Debt Ceiling ‘deal’ done…..
They thought they ‘owned’ the Republican House Speaker…..
They feel betrayed….
They have stopped the House from doing ANY business…..
The GOP ‘Civil War’ is back……
A band of House conservatives mounted an extraordinary rebellion against their own party leaders on Tuesday, venting their angst over the recent debt limit fight with a surprise protest that derailed the chamber floor.
Republican leaders spent nearly an hour working to resolve the standoff with their right flank, which disrupted the party’s plans to pass legislation protecting gas stoves from potential government bans. But ultimately, roughly a dozen conservatives — most of them members of the Trump-aligned House Freedom Caucus — voted against moving forward on a bill they support.
The move was entirely unexpected by senior Republicans, according to two people close to leadership. And some GOP lawmakers feared it might be just the beginning of a conservative drive to undercut Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s team unless, as some of Tuesday’s rebels put it, McCarthy keeps to promises he made in order to win the House’s top gavel in January.
One frustrated conservative, Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), told reporters that “there’s no decision” made yet by McCarthy’s critics on the right on whether to force a vote ousting the speaker.
Bishop added that the Republicans who voted no on Tuesday haven’t decided yet whether to take down further votes to make their points: “But the problem that has been precipitated entirely by the speaker’s approach to the debt ceiling is going to have to be dealt with.”
The fury that forced the GOP to postpone its much-touted deregulatory bill showed that, no matter how much McCarthy presses to move on to the rest of his agenda, debt-vote tensions with the Freedom Caucus will remain. By demonstrating their power to upend the House floor, the rebels also showed that some members on McCarthy’s right have not ruled out an attempt to push him out.
“I think we have some unresolved issues from last week,” said Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), who leads the Freedom Caucus. Asked about those issues, Perry — who didn’t join the rebellion — said only: “There are a lot of them.”….
“Hard-right Republicans pressed their mutiny against Speaker Kevin McCarthy into a second day on Wednesday, keeping control of the House floor in a raw display of their power that raised questions about whether the speaker could continue to govern his slim and fractious majority,” the New York Times reports.
“Mr. McCarthy, who enraged ultraconservative Republicans by striking a compromise with President Biden to suspend the debt limit, has yet to face a bid to depose him, as some hard-right members have threatened. But the rebellion has left him, at least for now, as speaker in name only, deprived of a governing majority.”
CNN: Tensions simmer in House GOP as party leaders squabble over hardliners’ demands.