Not a win­ning strat­e­gy: Four times House GOP all-or-noth­ing pol­i­tics has cost them

Not a winning strategy: Four times House GOP all-or-nothing politics has cost them

In the 118th Con­gress, House Repub­li­cans have been rid­dled with par­ty infight­ing and chaos since being sworn into office ear­li­er in 2023. 
After 15 dif­fer­ent votes to elect for­mer Speak­er of the House Kevin McCarthy, dis­agree­ments over send­ing aid to Ukraine dur­ing Russia’s war, and a failed bipar­ti­san bor­der bill, this Con­gress is set to be the most unpro­duc­tive in decades. Accord­ing to a recent poll, this Con­gress has the low­est approval rat­ing since 2015, with just 12% of those polled approv­ing of how Con­gress is han­dling its job. 
All-or-noth­ing pol­i­tics have cost House Repub­li­cans, forc­ing them to give con­ces­sions to Democ­rats. 
Fund­ing the gov­ern­ment
Last year, some House Repub­li­cans vot­ed to oust Speak­er McCarthy, the first time in U.S. his­to­ry a speak­er has been oust­ed.
The move came after McCarthy relied on Demo­c­ra­t­ic votes to avoid a par­tial gov­ern­ment shut­down, anger­ing Rep. Matt Gaetz (R‑FL), who filed a motion to oust him.
McC …