Split the Baby
House Leader Kevin McCarthy is trying to have everything both ways, Axios reports:
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy declared on Wednesday that he supports keeping Rep. Liz Cheney in her leadership role and opposes stripping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee seats at this time, sources familiar with his closed-door remarks told Axios.
Why it matters: In keeping Greene, McCarthy risks public condemnation and fuels a Democratic effort to remove her through a House vote. In standing with Cheney, he also risks alienating himself from pro-Trump Republicans who remain a potent part of the Republicans’ base.
Well in this case, I guess he is the baby being split, but he’s also the one deciding to split the baby and… and…
Between the lines: Several GOP lawmakers are frustrated with McCarthy for failing to deal with Greene on his own, and forcing them to cast a difficult vote on whether to strip Greene of her posts on the Education and Labor and Budget committees.
So he’s made no one happy, I guess? WINNING!!1!
Nancy-smash gets a jab:
And now, a musical interlude: