Now that the Senate has rejected the latest House bill, how Republican House members respond will determine whether to expect a shutdown.With a government shutdown appearing imminent Monday, a Republican congressman expressed frustration with the conservative wing of his party.
"We're pretty much out of options at this point," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal.
"They're all giddy about it," he said in reference to Republicans most unwilling to compromise. "You know who benefits the most here from a shutdown? The Democrats benefit and they know that."
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) also admitted that Republicans will be damaged politically in the event of a government shutdown. Meanwhile, a poll released Monday showed that Americans will be more inclined to blame congressional Republicans for a shutdown than President Barack Obama.
There are several paths House Republicans could take between now and midnight: The easiest way forward, of course, would be to simply pass a “clean” bill. The vote would likely pass the House, but it would require help from House Democrats — something that would be unusual, because House Republican leaders rarely bring bills to the floor that don't have support from a majority within the GOP conference.
'because House Republican leaders rarely bring bills to the floor that don't have support from a majority within the GOP conference'
Doesn't this speak volumes as to what a group of aholes this current crop of Republicans are?