As we head into another episode of "shutdown theatre" where Republicans throw scat before caving to the Democrats at the 11th hour, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is once again facing an internal revolt from Freedom Caucus members over the Biden administration's $40 billion supplemental spending request - which includes $24 billion more for Ukraine - which many want separated from other aspects of the bill.
What's more, 'Uniparty' McCarthy has also received a clear warning from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and others, that he also needs to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Biden over his family's foreign business dealings, or his job may be on the line.
"I worked very hard in January to develop a toolkit for House Republicans to use in a productive and positive way. I don’t believe we’ve used those tools as effectively as we should have," Gaetz told conservative radio host Todd Starnes, alluding to the drawn-out negotiations which saw McCarthy elected Speaker by slim margins. "That means forcing votes on impeachment. And if Speaker McCarthy stands in our way, he may not have the job long," Gaetz added.
McCarthy notably chose not to launch an impeachment inquiry with the stroke of a pen - and has instead opted to force the House into a full vote on the matter, which won't likely succeed thanks to the GOP's thin margins in the chamber and the number of loyal uniparty Republicans who won't jeopardize control in 2024.