The House Republican Rightwingnuts maybe getting their attention in the media and causing House GOP Speaker McCarthy headaches…
But Republicans in Blue states and places where President Biden will do good ARE worried….
Citing the 2022 Midterms…..
They see pushes on Abortion, Guns, Immigration and Budget policy as hindrances to them keeping their jobs after next years elections….
The Republican US House Civil War is getting warm….
And the Democrats have the US Senate and House GOP majority is only 10 seats…..
A small group of staunch conservatives last month blocked any bills from being considered on the House floor for more than a week, a rebuke to McCarthy over a debt ceiling bill they thought was subpar. That blockade was followed by a string of votes, forced by House Freedom Caucus members, on red-meat issues to satiate the base.
“The speaker did nothing wrong,” Joyce said in defense of McCarthy cutting a deal with Democrats on debt ceiling legislation, which exacerbated the schism in the conference. “So why are we making any concessions to anyone because this is how this place should work?”
The House’s focus on the far-right’s demands over the past month has irritated Republicans who represent swing districts or are worried that an extreme legislative agenda will push voters away and hand the House majority to Democrats in 2024. So they are learning to flex their procedural muscles, largely behind the scenes, to keep some proposals they see as most damaging off the House floor….