“House Republicans closed out the week by canceling votes on two party-line funding bills in the span of 48 hours, a setback for new Speaker Mike Johnson and a sign of persisting dysfunction in the chamber ahead of a key funding deadline,” NBC News reports.
“It’s a step backward for Speaker Mike Johnson. who had hoped to show progress on appropriations bills championed by his party’s conservative wing in order to secure their votes to pass a short-term bill that would keep the government open beyond the Nov. 17 deadline.”
Said Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX): “I don’t think the Lord Jesus himself could manage this group.”
Said another House Republican: “We’re still dealing with the same divisions we always have had. We’re ungovernable.”