Freedom Caucus nihilists are preventing the House from passing their own dumb messaging bills out of revenge for Kevin McCarthy committing the most unforgivable sin (refusing to tank the world economy because Biden won’t agree to asks they refuse to even specify):
A two-day stalemate between hard-right Republicans and GOP leaders has effectively frozen the House from considering any legislation for the foreseeable future, as both groups failed to find a resolution to the standoff that would allow the majority to vote on bills.
Just past 6 p.m. Wednesday, after GOP leaders gave up on resolving the impasse this week and canceled the remaining votes for the week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) addressed reporters and explained that part of the ongoing frustration is the hard-line faction’s inability to articulate their demands.
“This is the difficult thing,” he said. “Some of these members, they don’t know what to ask for.”
The contrast with how the Progressive Caucus acted when Dems controlled the House is instructive. The left of the Democratic Party cares about governing; the right of the Republican Party cares about Newsmax hits.