House dys­func­tion could spell doom for vul­ner­a­ble Repub­li­cans and GOP major­i­ty

House dysfunction could spell doom for vulnerable Republicans and GOP majority

With the 2024 elec­tions inch­ing clos­er, dis­agree­ment with­in the House Repub­li­can con­fer­ence on a speak­er threat­ens to put sev­er­al mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing swing dis­tricts at risk, fur­ther endan­ger­ing their already slim major­i­ty over Democ­rats.
For­mer House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) was his­tor­i­cal­ly oust­ed from his post ear­li­er this month as eight Repub­li­can detrac­tors vot­ed with House Democ­rats in favor of a motion to vacate. Now, Repub­li­cans are strug­gling to put for­ward a speak­er nom­i­nee who can gain enough sup­port from the con­fer­ence to get elect­ed.
And as inter­nal frus­tra­tions heat up among Repub­li­cans, House Democ­rats have pre­sent­ed a unit­ed front, pre­pared to put all their votes behind Minor­i­ty Leader Hakeem Jef­fries (D‑NY).
“I think it will def­i­nite­ly hurt the Repub­li­can Par­ty in gen­er­al and specif­i­cal­ly the swing dis­tricts because it shows gov­ern­men­t’s not work­ing and it’s the Repub­li­cans’ f …