Clown-car Freedom Caucus tries crashing the federal government again
U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, speaks during a news conference after a weekly Republican conference meetingin the U.S. Capitol Building on Nov. 14, 2023 in Washington, D.C. During the news conference House Republican leadership spoke to reporters about a range of topics including the upcoming vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government through early 2024. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images)
What do you get when you put a bunch of people who hate government in office to run government?
The antics of the so-called Freedom Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives answers that question with their latest nutty attempt to shut down the federal government — and they’re trying their best to do just that.
We’ve seen this sorry political theater before and the reruns are getting real old. In this particular instance, after the utter chaos of not even being able to elect a speaker for their own thin Republican majority, they finally came up with one of their own. Mike Johnson is an election denying, right-wing evangelical Christian from Louisiana with exactly zero experience in any leadership position. He’s never even led a committee, but now, he’s the Speaker of the House. And what do you know, only weeks into his new role the rabid dogs of the Freedom Caucus are sticking the shiv in his back.
But then again, that’s what you get when you put people who hate the government in charge of the government — and it’s something worth remembering come election time.
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