House Republicans are so inept that they were forced to cancel a vote on their resolution of disapproval on the Iran deal after a rebellion broke out on the right.
The Hill reported:
House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on the Iran nuclear deal scheduled for Wednesday because of a rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives.
The House was to hold a procedural vote to begin 11 hours of debate on a resolution disapproving the deal at 1 p.m. Instead, they will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss strategy.
“We will continue the conversation on Iran from this morning and discuss strategy for the rest of the week,” a GOP leadership aide said.
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are demanding that the Obama administration send side deals between Iran and international nuclear inspectors to Congress as part of the Iran deal now under consideration. Opponents of the deal have argued that the clock on congressional consideration of the deal has not even begun until these side deals are submitted.
Republicans are literally trying to change the definition of time by claiming that the clock on their window to consider the deal hasn’t started yet. The 60-day window for Congress to consider the deal is scheduled to expire on September 17. If House Republicans don’t get their act together within a week, they are going to lose their right to have any say on the deal.
Speaker of the House John Boehner and his leadership team are so bad at their jobs that they can’t keep Republicans together long enough to take a vote on a resolution that they all agree on.
The dramatics coming from the Republican side of the House are nothing more than pointless grandstanding. President Obama already has the votes in the Senate to block the resolution of disapproval, but Republicans may do the job themselves.
House Republicans spent the majority of the time that they were supposed to be considering the Iran deal on vacation, and like a student who ignored his/her homework until the last minute, they are now looking to get out of the assignment.
The overgrown Republican children in the House are throwing a new tantrum, and the worst parent/Speaker of the House in history is powerless to stop them.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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