As shut­down looms, House GOP lead­er­ship strug­gling to tamp down con­ser­v­a­tive oppo­si­tion

With the House in chaos as it strug­gles to pass appro­pri­a­tions bills and a con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion, Speak­er Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) and his allies are try­ing, with­out much suc­cess, to win over those who oppose a stop­gap fund­ing mea­sure, but they’re run­ning out of time.
House lead­er­ship is in a bind as there is still strong oppo­si­tion to a con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion with­in the House Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence. Cur­rent­ly, at least nine mem­bers say they won’t vote for a con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion, and a gov­ern­ment shut­down is look­ing ever more like­ly.
“I don’t under­stand the few peo­ple here who want to hold it out. Why do the bor­der agents have to hurt? Why do the Coast Guard have to hurt? Why do they have to not be paid because some­body wants to throw some fit here,” McCarthy said. “That’s not right.”
Leadrship’s job has been made increas­ing­ly dif­fi­cult this year by some member’s “per­vert­ed inten­tions” that “have real­ly caused prob­lems,” said Rep. Gar­ret Graves (R‑LA), one of McCarthy’s top lieu­tenants.
Even after they stacked a con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion full of con­ser­v­a­tive poli­cies, includ­ing bor­der secu­ri­ty me …