Gaetz and other Republican RightWinNuts ARE checking ANYTHING the Republican House Speaker attempts to do , thus stalling the ENTIRE US Congress from doing its’ job of legislating…
The tail waging the dog situation could shut down the American government and cost House Speaker his job and cost several Republican’s their jobs after next years election….
In the end?
Democrats WILL have to restore running the Congress by teaming with some Republicans to get around the WingNuts….
The House Republicans maybe coming apart at the seems coming out of this….
With a fractured House in chaos, a government shutdown a near certainty and Mr. McCarthy grasping to hold onto his job, Mr. Gaetz has once again emerged as an influential figure on Capitol Hill, the determined ringleader of a small band of right-wing rebels who are willing to sow disorder and dissent no matter the consequences.
And unlike the speaker, who has repeatedly shown himself this week to be unable to corral Republicans to do his bidding, Mr. Gaetz appears — at least for now — to have enough votes to dictate how, or whether, the House will function.
“If you look at the events of the last two weeks,” he told reporters in the Capitol this week, “things seem to be kind of coming my way.”
For now, that means that the House is plunging ahead with an improbable plan, pushed by Mr. Gaetz, to debate a series of individual spending bills next week that will do nothing to keep the government open — and placing on the back burner the urgent task of passing a temporary measure to keep federal funding flowing before it lapses at midnight on Sept. 30.
“We have to break the fever” of continuing to pass short-term funding bills, Mr. Gaetz told the Rules Committee on Friday, pledging to oppose any version presented to him….
“McCarthy just doesn’t seem to want to stand up to them,” Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, said Friday, using a graphic phrase to describe the excruciatingly painful grip that Mr. Gaetz and his hard-right compatriots appear to have on the speaker. “If he thinks this is the way we should do things, he’s not only the weakest speaker I’ve ever seen, but the most incompetent I’ve ever seen.”
Mr. McCarthy’s allies on Friday tried to play down Mr. Gaetz’s influence, noting that they have been working on moving individual spending bills forward since July….
image…Representative Matt Gaetz, a hard-right foe of Mr. McCarthy’s, has argued a government shutdown might be needed to break Washington’s spending habits.Credit…Kenny Holston/The New York Times