GOP Starts Pointing Fingers As Their Power Fades

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( – Last month, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) had placed the blame on some of the GOP Representatives who had decided to resign before their terms were over, putting the already slim majority of the Republican party in a more precarious position. Following the resignations, the GOP has been left with a one-vote margin majority. 

Greene did not choose to mention a third lawmaker, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) who had also selected to resign after he was ousted from his position as Speaker. McCarthy, who ended up leaving Congress in December, was one of Greene’s close allies. 

Many of the hard-liners in the Republican conference have taken to accusing McCarthy of having abandoned the party at a time when ensuring they have control of the lower chamber is essential. 

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) had told reporters that the former Speaker leaving had meant that they were in “the lurch.”

The blaming game in the Republican party has further highlighted the division that currently exists in the House GOP, as many conservatives have been slamming the moderates and vice versa. The party has also struggled with uniting to pass the policy priorities they have. 

Following McCarthy’s ousting the tension between the two sides of the party has continued to simmer, and they are likely to grow even more as more Republican lawmakers choose to leave their positions in the House. 

Most recently, Reps. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), have announced their resignation which is going to result in the party’s majority dropping to a single vote.

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