Lee Heidhues 12.13.2022
It’s going to be a brawling couple of years in the House of Representatives as extreme MAGA Republicans will be running the Circus in Washington.
It shows how reactionary the Republican Party is in 2022 that Kevin McCarthy a complete Reactionary craven Trump toady may not be selected Speaker.
Why? The hard core House Freedom Caucus which is beyond Reactionary won’t even listen to entreaties from their MAGA Hero Donald Trump and put McCarthy in the Speakers chair next month.
The unified Democrats may be in the minority but they are ready to battle and make life as miserable as possible for the Speaker. Whoever it may be.
The adults will be in the Senate. The Democrats with their majority will be approving President Biden’s judicial and cabinet appointments while putting a stop to Nonsense emanating from the House
Excerpted from The New York Times 12.13.2022
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald J. Trump has been working the phones, personally pitching right-wing lawmakers on voting to make Representative Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader he has called “My Kevin,” the speaker of the House.
“This is why we came to Congress,” Representative Bob Good of Virginia said. “This is why we’re here. We’ve got a chance to tip over that apple cart here on Jan. 3, when we elect a new speaker.”
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, the most outspoken far-right member of his conference, is publicly vouching for Mr. McCarthy. The California Republican has made private entreaties and public promises to win over his critics, including floating the impeachment of a member of President Biden’s cabinet.
And yet, Mr. McCarthy, who is toiling to become speaker next year when the G.O.P. assumes the majority, has so far been unable to put down a mini-revolt on the right that threatens to imperil his bid for the top job.
Mr. McCarthy has embarked on the kind of grueling campaign that lawmakers in both parties jockeying for the post have sometimes been forced to perform. But some of the hard-right lawmakers with whom he is attempting to bargain do not appear to have a price, and most care less about legislating than shrinking the federal government — or upending it completely.