“Given that reality, uniting behind a candidate that can get to the 218 votes necessary to win the Speakership is critically important”. “That doesn’t signal change”. Chaffetz said many Republican lawmakers wanted a change in leadership.
Despite speculation that Democrats would boycott the committee’s future proceedings, Rep. Elijah Cummings (R-MD), the top Democrat, said he will be there to defend Clinton from Republicans’ “political attacks”.
McCarthy’s “candid admission”, he writes, exposes the true aim of the Benghazi committee – “exploiting the death of four Americans for partisan political gain”. But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield on Monday formally launched his bid to become speaker of the House, promising to change the culture in Washington but offering few specifics on how he would unite the fractured Republican Party that controls Congress.
The push to defund Planned Parenthood has also been championed by Cruz, although he has deflected the idea that he and other Republican lawmakers would be shutting down the government if they refused to pass legislation that didn’t strip funding from the organization. But a...