House Speaker fight foreshadows larger debt ceiling battle on the horizon for GOP
(Worthy News) – The gridlock that paralyzed House Republicans over the past week in their quest to elect a new Speaker could be a foretaste of more to come, with party moderates and conservatives set to tangle in the months to come over raising the debt ceiling and reining in reckless government spending.
Although newly elected Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy ultimately prevailed in his bid for the office over a small but determined band of House Freedom Caucus members, his slim GOP majority in the House will be vulnerable if and when conservatives rebel again down the road, as some are predicting, in an effort to reassert debt reduction as a top priority for the party.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) told Just The News this week the practice of running up the debt via massive spending bills must be reexamined and promptly fixed. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]