“I mean, they have put someone in who they think appeals to the common denominator within the caucus, which is a kind of theocratic agenda,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) stated Sunday on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki.”
“And some of them are saying — well, he’s like the backup quarterback who comes in in the fourth quarter, so don’t blame him for everything that’s happened, give him a break here and go with what he wants.”
Though Johnson’s proposed CR, which extends funding at present ranges however tees up two totally different funding deadlines for various components of the authorities, appears “strange,” Raskin stated, “if it’s something that our leadership thinks they can work with, it’s something that I imagine most Democrats will say they’ll swallow for now.”
McCarthy equally stated he expects Johnson to find a way to weather the storm.
“Look, you get a honeymoon. And they can’t go through it again. I mean, think about how long it took last time,” he stated of House Republicans’ messy try to substitute him as Speaker — a dramatic course of that left the physique with out an elected chief for weeks.
“I don’t think anyone could make a motion to vacate for the rest of the term,” McCarthy instructed CNN’s Manu Raju in an interview that aired Sunday.
“What gives you that confidence?” Raju requested.
“Who are you going to replace him with?” McCarthy replied.