It’s a Friday afternoon, but there’s no shortage of palace intrigue filtering through the ranks of both Democrats and Republicans as members announce theirJul 31, 2020197816 Shares3043330 Views
“„The next person down the totem poll is John Larson as Caucus Chairman. According to Roll Call, Pelosi is encouraging(sub.req.) him to run for Caucus Chair again. So Pelosi moves down, Clyburn and Larson remain in place. So there’s no room for Hoyer. He’s standing when the music stops. And he’s got no chair.
“„The key tell here is that Pelosi seems to be encouraging the people down the totem poll to stay in place. So she’s blocking Hoyer’s ability to perhaps get Clyburn to agree to step down the ladder with him.
“„I think I remember this scene from The Godfather.
“„“Bachmann will have a tough time convincing anyone that Hensarling isn’t conservative enough,” a House Republican aide told The Daily Caller. “She’ll have an even tougher time convincing the conference that she wouldn’t take our whole team down in flames with her antics.”
“„Another House Republican staffer aligned with the most conservative elements of the party called Hensarling “literally unbeatable.”