The Republican Party is the party of Speaker of the House Mike Johnson of Louisiana.
It is the party of New York Congressman George Santos.
It is the party of Oklahoma Senator Markwayne Mullin.
It is the party of Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville.
It is the party of Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
It is the party of Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert.
It is the party of Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz.
It is the party of Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan.
Does anything more need to be said?
And this is just the tip of the iceberg on the disaster that the Republican Party has become!
A new threat of a government shutdown on Friday November 17, under the new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, is pending.
Johnson has division within the House Republican Conference, and just as former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, he cannot afford to lose more than four votes if all Republicans are present and voting on any budget matter.
And one member could call for a vote to dislodge the new Speaker from his perch, and new chaos and anarchy could reign.
Mike Johnson, an unknown individual until he was elevated to the Speakership, clearly is in above his head, and his extremist views and those of his wife are an alarm bell in the night.
Johnson wants two separate dates for funding, and he proposes no aid for now to either Israel or Ukraine, so it seems like a no brainer, with five days to go to the budget deadline.
If the government shuts down this Friday, it will cause all kinds of grief in innumerable ways.
The Republican Party has become engaged in disaster on all levels, including:
Donald Trump, facing 91 felonies over four trials, ranting and raving like a totally unhinged maniac, but still the clear frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination, and calling the January 6 domestic terrorists who have been convicted of crimes as being “hostages”!
Mike Johnson, clearly an extremist right wing Christian who has clearly shown his inability to cooperate with Senate Republicans or the White House, and is standing in the way of aid to Ukraine, and wishing to make tax collection by the Internal Revenue Service even more difficult, so creating greater national debt!
Tommy Tuberville, Republican Senator from Alabama, who has singlehandedly prevented promotions of hundreds of military personnel and leadership, over his opposition to the abortion policies of the Pentagon, despite the undermining of the military readiness and preparedness of America’s defense forces, at a time of great danger and threats with the wars going on in the Middle East and in Ukraine!
The Republican Party in Congress is badly split over aid to Ukraine.
The majority of Senate Republicans, with top leadership including Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, want to give more aid to Ukraine in its fight against Russia.
But a small band of House Republicans, the most extreme right wing elements led by Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and others of that group, are resisting aid, and they have found an ally in new House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who while not well known before now, is clearly a MAGA Republican as these extremists are, totally willing to bend to the will of Donald Trump.
So a major crisis looms for President Joe Biden and members of both political parties who do not wish to see Russia threatening the rest of Europe, if they succeed in defeating Ukraine!