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As bipartisanship reigns in U.S. Senate, Republicans rage in House

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Oh my! Looks like the House Repubs are feeling a bit marginalized!


A day after the U.S. Senate passed a major bipartisan milestone on infrastructure, Republicans in the House of Representatives lapsed into bitter partisanship and infighting, attacking both Democrats and Republican opponents of former President Donald Trump.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans poured scorn on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and blamed President Joe Biden for a host of national ills including inflation, violent crime, illegal border crossings and what he termed politically motivated COVID-19 health guidelines.
"We just need to make sure we fire Nancy Pelosi," McCarthy said while delivering a 2022 campaign-style message that House Republicans will echo to constituents during a seven-week break that begins on Friday. Republicans repeatedly referred to Pelosi as a "lame duck" speaker.
Hardline conservatives from the House Freedom Caucus, which includes some of Trump's staunchest allies, later called for Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger to be ousted from the party caucus for joining a House committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters despite Republican opposition to the panel.
The House Republican invective contrasted with actions in the evenly split Senate, which advanced U.S. Senate advances roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Wednesday and then passed a $2.1 billion emergency measure to aid Capitol security and Afghan allies on Thursday in a 98-0 vote.
A Cheney spokesman said in a statement that Freedom Caucus members "represent a dangerous rot that is rooted in the Big Lie, conspiracy theories, bigotry and disrespect for the rule of law and our law enforcement."
"These are the same members who push conspiracy theories to their constituents and outright lie for their own personal gain," a Kinzinger spokeswoman said.
 

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House GOP and Democrats are the toddlers waiting for their bigger siblings in the Senate to tell them to behave…

It is all a damn show and really boring!
 

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Oh my! Looks like the House Repubs are feeling a bit marginalized!


A day after the U.S. Senate passed a major bipartisan milestone on infrastructure, Republicans in the House of Representatives lapsed into bitter partisanship and infighting, attacking both Democrats and Republican opponents of former President Donald Trump.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans poured scorn on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and blamed President Joe Biden for a host of national ills including inflation, violent crime, illegal border crossings and what he termed politically motivated COVID-19 health guidelines.
"We just need to make sure we fire Nancy Pelosi," McCarthy said while delivering a 2022 campaign-style message that House Republicans will echo to constituents during a seven-week break that begins on Friday. Republicans repeatedly referred to Pelosi as a "lame duck" speaker.
Hardline conservatives from the House Freedom Caucus, which includes some of Trump's staunchest allies, later called for Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger to be ousted from the party caucus for joining a House committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters despite Republican opposition to the panel.
The House Republican invective contrasted with actions in the evenly split Senate, which advanced U.S. Senate advances roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Wednesday and then passed a $2.1 billion emergency measure to aid Capitol security and Afghan allies on Thursday in a 98-0 vote.
A Cheney spokesman said in a statement that Freedom Caucus members "represent a dangerous rot that is rooted in the Big Lie, conspiracy theories, bigotry and disrespect for the rule of law and our law enforcement."
"These are the same members who push conspiracy theories to their constituents and outright lie for their own personal gain," a Kinzinger spokeswoman said.

"We just need to make sure we fire Nancy Pelosi," McCarthy said while delivering a 2022 campaign-style message that House Republicans will echo to constituents during a seven-week break that begins on Friday.

She should be fired.

 

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Nasty Pelosi called the House minority leader a "moron" and it's Trump who is mean, riiiiiiiight.
 

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There is no courage left in this country.
 
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And the hits keep coming!


On Wednesday, Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy tried to adjourn the House to protest new guidelines that would require members of Congress to wear masks on the floor.
"This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down," Roy said theatrically as Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gave him a standing ovation.
Roy's beef was with House attending physician Brian Monahan, who, in a memo earlier this week wrote that "For all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meetings, wearing a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present" -- citing the rising case counts caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19.
Since any member can force a vote on a motion to adjourn -- Greene has done this regularly -- Roy's protest against mask-wearing led to a vote by the full House.
The measure, not surprisingly given the fact that Democrats are in the majority, failed. But there were seven Republicans who bucked their party to vote with Democrats, essentially in favor of following the guidance provided by Monahan on masks.
It was, in some ways, the usual crowd. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who has become the face of the Trump resistance within the party. South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice, who voted to impeach Trump for his conduct on January 6. Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, who represents a district Joe Biden carried by 5 points in 2020.
But there was one name that stood out to me among the "nays": Louisiana Rep. Julia Letlow.
Letlow came to Congress this spring, winning a special election -- and pay attention here -- to replace her late husband, Luke, who won the seat in 2020 but died of Covid-19 before taking office.
So a woman who watched her husband die from Covid-19 was on the other side of the vast majority of Republicans on a vote that was, effectively, a referendum on mask-wearing in the House. That should tell you a little something about the state of the GOP these days.
 

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Oh my! Looks like the House Repubs are feeling a bit marginalized!


A day after the U.S. Senate passed a major bipartisan milestone on infrastructure, Republicans in the House of Representatives lapsed into bitter partisanship and infighting, attacking both Democrats and Republican opponents of former President Donald Trump.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans poured scorn on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and blamed President Joe Biden for a host of national ills including inflation, violent crime, illegal border crossings and what he termed politically motivated COVID-19 health guidelines.
"We just need to make sure we fire Nancy Pelosi," McCarthy said while delivering a 2022 campaign-style message that House Republicans will echo to constituents during a seven-week break that begins on Friday. Republicans repeatedly referred to Pelosi as a "lame duck" speaker.
Hardline conservatives from the House Freedom Caucus, which includes some of Trump's staunchest allies, later called for Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger to be ousted from the party caucus for joining a House committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters despite Republican opposition to the panel.
The House Republican invective contrasted with actions in the evenly split Senate, which advanced U.S. Senate advances roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Wednesday and then passed a $2.1 billion emergency measure to aid Capitol security and Afghan allies on Thursday in a 98-0 vote.
A Cheney spokesman said in a statement that Freedom Caucus members "represent a dangerous rot that is rooted in the Big Lie, conspiracy theories, bigotry and disrespect for the rule of law and our law enforcement."
"These are the same members who push conspiracy theories to their constituents and outright lie for their own personal gain," a Kinzinger spokeswoman said.
Poor snowflakes
 
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They will, don’t worry.
Actually, i think they will. However, it might not be the panacea that some might think. As this thread demonstrates, the right is badly fractured..and just a few moderates..like say 7...might be able to give the Dems..even in minority status...control..de facto...even if not de jure.
 

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I wouldn't say that bipartisanship reigns in the senate, all they really did is vote to begin debate on the infrastructure bill. Doesn't mean it'll pass a cloture vote. And I don't think the Senate has done much else that could be called bipartisan. Nothing major anyway.
 

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And the hits keep coming!


On Wednesday, Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy tried to adjourn the House to protest new guidelines that would require members of Congress to wear masks on the floor.
"This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down," Roy said theatrically as Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gave him a standing ovation.
Roy's beef was with House attending physician Brian Monahan, who, in a memo earlier this week wrote that "For all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meetings, wearing a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present" -- citing the rising case counts caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19.
Since any member can force a vote on a motion to adjourn -- Greene has done this regularly -- Roy's protest against mask-wearing led to a vote by the full House.
The measure, not surprisingly given the fact that Democrats are in the majority, failed. But there were seven Republicans who bucked their party to vote with Democrats, essentially in favor of following the guidance provided by Monahan on masks.
It was, in some ways, the usual crowd. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who has become the face of the Trump resistance within the party. South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice, who voted to impeach Trump for his conduct on January 6. Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, who represents a district Joe Biden carried by 5 points in 2020.
But there was one name that stood out to me among the "nays": Louisiana Rep. Julia Letlow.
Letlow came to Congress this spring, winning a special election -- and pay attention here -- to replace her late husband, Luke, who won the seat in 2020 but died of Covid-19 before taking office.
So a woman who watched her husband die from Covid-19 was on the other side of the vast majority of Republicans on a vote that was, effectively, a referendum on mask-wearing in the House. That should tell you a little something about the state of the GOP these days.
But they’ve been vaccinated. They shouldn’t have to wear masks. Seeing as Pisslosi ignored House rules and let Covid positive Dems into the Chamber to vote on the Speakers position, the Dems have no leg to stand on. Hit? Seems more like another swing and miss hit piece.
 

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Actually, i think they will. However, it might not be the panacea that some might think. As this thread demonstrates, the right is badly fractured..and just a few moderates..like say 7...might be able to give the Dems..even in minority status...control..de facto...even if not de jure.
Not really. The house is not really controlled by a majority party, it is controlled by one person. Because politics has devolved into backroom deals and the speaker controls what gets to the floor, they essentially control the entire house. It is a piss poor system with almost no chance of being fixed.
 

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