Kevin McCarthy debacle: How the Freedom Caucus is paralyzing the party
The rebellion against Kevin McCarthy overshadows the Republican majority comeback in the House of Representatives. The embarrassing failure shows how divided the Grand Old Party is. It is particularly loud from the last but one right corner.
When one quarrels with himself, the second rejoices. Actually, the first day of work in the new US Congress should have been a reason for Republicans to celebrate. Finally, after four years, the Grand Old Party (GOP) again has the majority in the House of Representatives. Instead, the presidential candidate made a fool of himself Kevin McCarthy and with him the party before the whole nation. And that on two days in a row – at least.
Above all, the historical quarrel makes it clear how divided the conservatives are among themselves. There are different tendencies and interest groups in the ranks of the Democrats. In the GOP, however, they not only compete with each other, they tear each other apart.