There IS gonna be a government shutdown ….
It appears that the House RightWingNuts actually WANT it…..
They ARE flexing onn their own House Speaker McCarthy, whose only way of getting anything will be to rely on Democratic House votes which are NOT gonna happen anytime soon….
When and IF they do?
The WingNuts ‘wants’ won’t on the table which could start the clock rolling on a effort to find someone else to be the House Speaker….
House GOP leadership pulled a procedural vote on a proposed short-term funding stopgap that has bitterly divided the Republican conference and elicited opposition from hard-line conservatives.
The House was scheduled to vote at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the rule to allow the GOP continuing resolution (CR) proposal to move forward, but an update sent out shortly before noon did not list the procedural vote.
The Democratic Whip’s office confirmed that “The House GOP Leadership” made changes to the floor schedule. The office’s updated schedule did not include the rule vote.
The House could hold the procedural vote later in the day, but the postponement marks a setback for Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and GOP leadership, who hoped that the conference would coalesce around the stopgap proposal in order to increase their leverage in future negotiations with the Senate and White House.
Asked about pulling the rule Tuesday, McCarthy told reporters, “I’m just recircling it; we have people talking together.”
Pressed on when he would bring the rule to the floor, he responded, “It’s coming up.”
The turmoil around the partisan CR proposal is leaving House Republicans in a sticky situation that members widely agree has no clear way forward without further inflaming Republican tensions — and potentially threatening McCarthy’s leadership….