October 25, 2023

Crisis Is Upon Us: National Security Minded Leader in the House Is Needed

In less than a month’s time, absent legislative action, the U.S. government will shut down. Meanwhile, Israel, one of the United States’ closest strategic partners, came under a terrorist attack unlike any it has faced in its history. It was the single deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust. Armed by Iran, China, and North Korea, Russia continues its criminal assault on Ukraine. The military threat that China poses to Taiwan and the sovereignty of free nations throughout the Indo-Pacific grows by the day. As America and its allies and partners face down multiple crises, the U.S. Congress cannot function. It’s time for the real leaders in the house to step up and find a bipartisan solution to restore order in the House of Representatives.

To assert America’s global leadership role, President Biden needs a functioning Congress.

Three weeks have passed since Kevin McCarthy was ousted as Speaker of the House. In the intervening period, the GOP infighting and multiple failed votes have laid bare the simple truth: There is no Republican member of the House that can win 217 Republican votes to assume the speakership. The GOP big tent contains a few too many circus acts. The demands of the uncompromising few will continue to prevent the House majority from choosing McCarthy’s successor. After two weeks of feckless inaction, Americans and the rest of the world can wait no longer.

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