House Republicans Are Already Crashing And Burning
House Republicans are paralyzed by the speaker fight and could fall apart before they ever take the majority.
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House Republicans have a problem. There are a sizable number of them who do not want Kevin McCarthy to be the next Speaker of the House under any circumstances. Democrats already have their ducks in a row. They are organized and ready to go, but Republicans are a mess.
Taking hold of a perilously slim 222-seat Republican majority in the 435-member House and facing a handful of defectors, McCarthy is working furiously to reach the 218-vote threshold typically needed to become speaker.
“The fear is, that if we stumble out of the gate,” said Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., a McCarthy ally, then the voters who sent the Republicans to Washington “will revolt over that and they will feel let down.”
By only having a four-seat majority, it was already likely that House Republicans were going to stumble. Unlike, the House Demo…
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