Liz Cheney lost, Adam Kinzinger left office, and other RINOs were either defeated in primaries, or retired.
But there is still a large contingent of RINOs, neocons, and liberal Republicans left in the House.
That’s why Joe Biden was all smiles when GOP House RINOs announced they would do this to stop the House Freedom Caucus.
The Midterms are almost behind us now, with just four races still left to call and the Georgia Senate runoff on December 6 left to go.
And it is now certain the GOP will take back control in the House.
But only by the slimmest of margins.
It’s time we flex our muscles
And despite the razor-thin margin of control, GOP moderates in groups with catchy sounding names like Republican Governance Group, Problem Solvers Caucus, the Main Street Caucus, and other groups are now pushing for more influence within the GOP caucus.
Even if it means losing on policy to do so.
But then again, these RINOs have no actual principles other than to serve themselves.
That’s why Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE), the co-leader of the Main Street Caucus, was more than happy to issue a threat to GOP conservatives, “It’s time we flex our muscles.”
Moderate House Republicans are even already teaming up with Democrats to attempt to be a counterweight to the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
This alliance could prove troublesome to Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who is struggling to get the 218 votes he needs to be named Speaker.
Walking a fine line
Congressman David Joyce (R-OH), the leader of the RINO Republican Governance Group, said “Kevin’s not stupid. He’s trying to add to his numbers, not destroy his base. And so I count on his political acumen to know what’s acceptable to the rank and file inside the conference.”
Joyce and other moderate groups, such as the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, the Main Street Caucus, and other groups are now actively vying for more influence as McCarthy tries to secure his vote to be named speaker.
House Republicans will have a very slim majority in the new year, and McCarthy an even slimmer margin to take the Speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi.
And with Congressmen Bob Good (R-VA), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Chip Roy (R-TX) leading at least a dozen conservative members who say they will not vote for McCarthy, the Speaker wannabe is walking a fine line.
He may have only a three to five vote margin on not just the Speaker’s race, but also for controversial votes on spending, the debt limit, guns, abortion, and other hot-button issues.
RINOs already have Joe Biden smiling
These RINOs and neocons have already stated their positions on some potentially controversial topics that have come up in the House Republican Conference.
One of the most important is the attempt by House GOP conservatives to push the impeachment of President Joe Biden.
“We shouldn’t even be talking about that,” Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) said, referring to impeachment.
And Main Street Caucus co-leader Bacon said, “I want to warn our colleagues: There may be some activists in our party that want impeachment. But I can tell you that the swing voters and the independent voters don’t. […] We change leadership by elections, impeachment is the outlier.”
This obviously has Joe Biden smiling because if these RINOs stick together and do what RINOs do best – sell out their base and the Constitution – to be considered “statesmen,” Biden will be safe from any such attempt.
And that will only cause more GOP losses in 2024.
But, after all, RINOs gonna RINO.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.