House GOP Squabbles Over Who Should Defuse Time Bomb
The Republican conference is no closer to making government function properly.
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Today’s edition delves into the Republican infighting prolonging the paralysis in the House of Representatives. While the House Republican Conference last night formally nominated House Majority Leader Steve Scalise for the speakership, he hasn’t yet been able to lock in enough votes to win on the House floor. I’ve spent this week loitering in hallways and chasing down lawmakers to present the clearest possible snapshot of what’s happening. Check it out below.