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.