GOP tensions ignite as hardliners hijack House vote (Axios)


    GOP tensions ignite as hardliners hijack House vote – By Andrew Solender, Juliegrace Brufke (Axios) / Jan 10, 2024

    A group of right-wing House Republicans sabotaged their own party’s bills on Wednesday in protest of a spending deal between Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Senate Democrats.

    Why it matters: The shock move marks a return to the hardball tactics hardliners employed under former Speaker Kevin McCarthy to retaliate against bipartisan deals before they ultimately removed him.

    • It’s also a reminder of the easily combustible situation created by House Republicans’ effective two-vote majority.

    Driving the news: House votes were cancelled for the day after the hardliners voted against a procedural motion to advance a package of GOP measures unrelated to the spending deal.



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