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Stop the pearl-clutching, my fellow Republicans. This drama over the House speakership is the best thing that could have happened.
Well, maybe not the best thing: that would have been a 30–vote Republican majority in the House. That would have stopped the Democrat’s big spending, radical leftist agenda dead in its tracks. That would have let the Speaker of the House to tell Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pound sand. But the supermajority didn’t happen.
So, House Republicans need to change tactics. Senate Majority Leader Schumer is no longer Speaker McCarthy’s biggest obstacle. It’s now his Republican counterpart on the other side of the Capitol –Senate Minority Leader and profligate spender, Mitch McConnell.
In the past, McConnell’s idea of leadership has been to give the Democrats most of what they want, especially when it comes to budget-busting, pork barrel legislation. For the last two years, he’s joined with Senate Democrats and former Speaker Pelosi to pass the Biden agenda.
He will no doubt try and pressure the new Republican Speaker to do the same, in the interests of “bipartisanship” and “compromise.”
That’s what has those 20 or so House Republicans and the Freedom