As Kevin McCarthy tries to get a government funding bill passed, Governor Ron DeSantis meets with House Republicans and calls for a shutdown.
Florida’s governor spent about 30 minutes on the phone Wednesday with conservative Reps. Chip Roy of Texas, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Bob Good of Virginia — leaders of the cadre pushing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to embrace a shutdown if Democrats don’t want it. agree with the policy demands of the extreme right.
DeSantis’ message, according to a person familiar with the call: “I stand with you. Keep fighting.”
The call is the latest sign that DeSantis is working to wade into the spending battle on the Hill in an effort to boost his standing among Republican primary voters.
Ron DeSantis is pushing for a government shutdown to boost his zombie presidential campaign, which long ago passed the life support stage and entered the realm of the walking political dead.
Gov. DeSantis doesn’t seem to realize that shutting down the government is not something the American people support or like. Kevin McCarthy is trying to pass a funding bill while warning his Republicans in the House of Representatives that they won’t win a government shutdown.
Ron DeSantis is showing both his desperation as a presidential candidate and his willingness to harm the country to help his campaign.
Whether it is Ron DeSantis, Kevin McCarthy or Donald Trump, the Republican Party has emerged as dysfunctionally insane and completely incapable of governing.