SiriusXM: Liam Donovan on the Biden Impeachment Inquiry & Possible Shutdown

This week on SiriusXM‘s The Trendline I spoke to host Kristen Soltis Anderson about the overlapping drama unfolding in Washington between the impeachment inquiry and the looming threat of a government shutdown.

Listen to the full clip here.

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Axios Sneak Peak: ⚡ GOP’s paralyzed chaos

A tweet of mine showed up in today’s Axios‘ Sneak Peak newsletter focused on House Republicans’ appropriations messiness.

Between the lines: “The more dysfunctional the House is, the more it empowers the Senate to determine what becomes law,” tweeted Liam Donovan, a GOP consultant who closely tracks the House’s right-wing bomb-throwers.

  • If the Freedom Caucus truly opposed an omnibus, Donovan suggested, members would support whatever appropriations bills could get 218 votes to pass.
  • “In reality, failure is preferable to incremental victory because it validates” their view that both the Republican and Democratic establishment are corrupt and content with the status quo, Donovan said.

Read the full piece here.

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NBC News: Americans used to get a summer break from politics. Not anymore.

I spoke to NBC NewsAlex Seitz-Wald for his look at the unusually busy summer for politics.

“It used to be that even the most addled political junkies got to dry out in August,” said Liam Donovan, a lobbyist and former GOP campaign operative. “But between the new season of Law & Order: MAGA and Trump’s would-be challengers desperate to gain traction via the debate stage, this year offers even less of a respite than usual.”

Read the full piece here.

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