They are looking at the craziness going on in the House and ARE worried….
The place is in a uproar and disorganised …
Something the Senator’s work HARD at NEVER doing…..
Republican WingNuts REALLY do NOT care if they produce anything that will pass in the Senate ….
In fcat the House group JUST wants to talk about cuts and immigration…
Republican senators are shocked and unnerved by the sudden collapse of Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) career in leadership and fear the turmoil in the House will put Congress on the path to a government shutdown.
Senators are worried about who will succeed McCarthy and whether that successor will be so beholden to a small group of conservatives that it will be close to impossible to pass spending legislation before government funding runs out before Thanksgiving.
While GOP senators occasionally criticized some of McCarthy’s moves, especially his decision to give the green light for an impeachment inquiry into President Biden, they saw him as allied with their desire to keep the government funded and to show voters their party can govern.
They’re hoping that whoever replaces McCarthy is willing to do what it takes to avoid a government shutdown.
“There are clearly a few choices that they could make that make it almost certain we go into a shutdown posture,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said of the race to become the next Speaker.
He said that House Republicans need to change the rule that allowed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) to offer a motion to boot McCarthy out of his job. It passed when only eight Republicans joined 208 Democrats in voting to end McCarthy’s tenure as leader….
“I hope whoever the next Speaker is gets rid of the motion to vacate. I think it makes the Speaker’s job impossible,” McConnell said. “The American people expect us to have a functioning government.”
Asked about the prospect that a prolonged battle over the Speaker’s gavel could put Congress on the path of a government shutdown, McConnell said, “We need to get a Speaker, and hopefully we’ll get one by next week.”…