Republicans touted spending and a breakthrough in shutdown talks Wednesday, but Thursday I failed again This is because the defense budget bill stalled due to infighting within the Republican Party.
Some conservatives also doubled Regarding his opposition to passing short-term measures to prevent a government shutdown before the Sept. 30 deadline.
And the party perceives a threat among its moderate wing. join hands with the Democratic Party On potential workarounds for conservative opposition parties.
With nine days left until a potential government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) publicly vented his frustration with conservative hardliners.
Some of Mr. McCarthy’s Republican supporters have expressed support for his ouster.
“This is a whole new concept of people who just want to burn the whole place down,” McCarthy told reporters.
“That doesn’t work,” he said. “Look, I know that’s a roadblock. I think it’s a challenge, so we’re going to work through it.
The failure of House Republicans to unite around a single plan makes a bipartisan plan more appealing to some moderate Republicans.
But hard-line conservatives claim to be moderates. undermine internal efforts To be on the same page.
“It’s changing teams in the middle of a game,” said Rep. Ralph Norman, R.S.C.
The Hill’s Emily Brooks, Michael Schnell and Alice Foley have more here.