DNC Statement on House GOP Being Beholden to Donald Trump
October 5, 2023
Amid new reporting that “Donald Trump is considering a visit to the Capitol next week where he is open to pitching himself as a speaker candidate,” DNC spokesperson Sarafina Chitika released the following statement:
“MAGA House Republicans may be in complete chaos, but at least one thing is clear: Donald Trump not only owns the House GOP circus, but remains its proud ringleader. The fact that MAGA House Republicans are spending their time fighting over who can best do Trump’s bidding instead of delivering for the American people tells you everything you need to know about their party’s priorities.”
This is just the latest example of the House GOP being completely beholden to Donald Trump.
The Guardian: “Troy Nehls, from Texas, calls Trump ‘the greatest president of my lifetime’ and says he will nominate him to replace Kevin McCarthy”
The Hill: “Trump looking for Speaker who will help him”
New York Times: “But in today’s Republican Party, doing the right thing is considered a transgression, not a virtue — a sign of unforgivable allegiance to the political establishment. … House Republicans, beholden to a base that reveres former President Donald J. Trump and detests compromise, have become ungovernable. And it is doubtful that his precipitous downfall will break the fever.”
Washington Post: “One other factor has brought the House Republicans to this point. That is the person and example of Donald Trump, the former president. Trump put governing by chaos on steroids (if one can call what he did governing) and in doing so produced a group of Mini-Mes, symbolized most by the politician who brought down McCarthy on Tuesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.). This is the kind of leadership the party now offers the country.”
House Republicans nearly shut down the government at Trump’s bidding.
Sahil Kapur, NBC News: “Donald Trump’s new instruction to congressional Republicans on government funding: ‘UNLESS YOU GET EVERYTHING, SHUT IT DOWN!’
(Worth remembering, Trump forced a 35-day shutdown over wall money as president but ultimately caved and reopened gov’t after getting nothing.)”
Matt Gaetz: “Trump agrees with me
No Continuing Resolution
Break the Fever
Hold the Line”
Andy Ogles: “THANK YOU @realDonaldTrump for your support.
NO CR 🇺🇸
1. Pass the 12 Appropriations Bills
2. Secure Border
3. Debt Commission to Cut Spending
4. Release J6 Tapes
5. Defund DA Jack Smith & Sec Mayorkas”
Instead of focusing on getting things done for the American people, House Republicans are moving forward with a baseless impeachment at Trump’s bidding for his own political retribution.
Politico: “Donald Trump has been weighing in behind the scenes in support of the House GOP push to impeach President Joe Biden, including talking with a member of leadership in the lead up to Tuesday’s announcement authorizing a formal impeachment inquiry.”
The Independent: “Marjorie Taylor Greene has admitted that the Joe Biden impeachment inquiry is a nakedly political scheme to ensure Democrats ‘lose big’ at the next presidential election.”
“Ms Greene this week told The New York Times she had briefed Mr Trump on her strategy of making the inquiry ‘long and excruciatingly painful’ for Mr Biden.”
Need we say more?
@RepMTG: “If Trump becomes Speaker of the House, the House chamber will be like a Trump rally everyday!! It would be the House of MAGA!!!”
@RepGregSteube: “We need a MAGA Speaker.”
@RepTroyNehls: “America misses President Trump’s leadership. He would make Congress great again as Speaker of the House.”
@RepTroyNehls: “Are you ready?”