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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:03 AM

Speakership drama pits McCarthy vs. Ryan

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Source: Politico

Tensions over who will succeed Speaker Paul Ryan are starting to torment House Republicans as they enter one of the most difficult midterm election cycles in years.

Allies of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the current favorite for the job, are upset that Ryan insists on staying through the election. They think the delay can only hurt McCarthy’s chances and might mean a months-long power struggle in the House Republican Conference in the thick of election season.

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All the while, rank-in-file House Republicans are divided over whether to postpone a speakership vote until after the November elections or get the divisive process over with now. There’s a fear that if Ryan remains speaker, the drama over who will lead the conference will only get worse.



Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/16/ryan-mccarthy-house-speaker-republicans-525375

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:15 AM

1. If there's anything worse than Ryan

it would be McCarthy

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:16 AM

3. The RW extremists oppose McCarthy

and claim he's too moderate. They blocked him last time which is how we got Ryan

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:15 AM

2. It's great to see them fight among themselves for a change

hope it's long and brutal and completely tears their party apart so badly they cease to be a viable political force for many years.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:13 AM

4. Too bad for the country

that they did not put this much effort into getting a DECENT candidate for president elected. They have no trouble finding their voices now, when the disaster in the WH is causing more trouble daily. They are probably wasting time and effort, since their president is doing more damage to their "party" than they will admit. The blue wave is approaching. How any decent person can support these traitors is beyond me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:00 AM

5. Locking - the host feel this is speculation, gossip and analysis, rather than breaking news

We can't see any event in here that counts as 'news'.

Please repost in GD. Thanks.

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