Thanks to RINOs in their ranks, Republicans failed to make the “red wave” happen.
They let Democrats keep the Senate and are barely grasping the House by a razor-thin margin.
And Republican voters are already regretting picking this new representative after he made a claim that has conservatives seeing red.
The GOP is already grappling with the ramification of failing to win a healthy majority in the House of Representatives.
With Republicans having only a three or four-vote spread, Democrats are sure to cause trouble by swaying a handful of moderate Republicans.
That reality prompted Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to endorse Republican Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and warned other conservatives that getting behind another candidate would allow the Democrats to determine the House Speaker.
Meanwhile, newly re-elected Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon, a moderate, already signaled that he’s willing to work with the Democrats.
Greene explained, “I’ve been urging my colleagues in House Freedom Caucus that it’s extremely important for us to unify and to support Kevin McCarthy with this thin majority . . . We’re at risk of allowing the Democrats to be able to elect the speaker of the House even if we have the majority.”
In what basically amounts to another loss for the core of the GOP, Greene noted that 20 of the 35 Republicans that voted to form the January 6 committee are back in Congress.
NBC News has picked up on the party’s fault line, reporting that “Greene has reason to worry about a scenario where a moderate Republican is potentially the speaker. Moderate GOP Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska told NBC News on Monday night that if the GOP Conference can’t agree on electing McCarthy or any other Republican as speaker on the House floor, then he would be willing to work with Democrats to elect a moderate Republican for the top post.”
“I will support Kevin McCarthy,” Bacon said. “But if we do get to that point, I do want the country to work and we need to govern. We can’t sit neutral; we can’t have total gridlock for two years.”
In other words, Republicans just got stuck with a candidate willing to switch sides before the first day of the Congress.
When asked if he would work with Democrats, Bacon said, “Yes, but that’s assuming we can’t get to 218 beforehand.”
Without a wide margin of victory, RINOs like Bacon will have an outsized influence on the political process making it a whole lot of work for Republicans to hold off the Biden administration’s disastrous leftist policies.
With only a thin margin, Democrats have far more power than they should.
The battle for GOP control of the House is already a wreck—and some are predicting that even if McCarthy is elected as Speaker he won’t last long.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.