Skip to comments.Rep. Thomas Massie says what the House did the other day "does not warrant a Motion to Vacate"
Posted on 10/01/2023 9:15:48 PM PDT by RandFan
Friday we voted on a bill to:
*fund appropriations at 92% for 30 days.
*pass HR-2, the Republican border security bill (sans e-verify)
*establish a debt commission.
I voted for it, but that bill failed because 21 republicans and every democrat voted against it.
The senate began moving a bill to fund the government at 100% for 45 days and send billions to Ukraine.
Some representatives in the House were ready to vote for that bill. In fact, GOP leadership (McConnell) in the Senate endorsed that bill. It was advancing as the likely option
With no other viable options, the Speaker quickly advanced a bill to fund at 100% for 45 days, without Ukraine $, so we could work on the other 8 approps bills.
Brave GOP senators overrode the decision of their leadership and the Senate GOP decided to delay the Senate bill.
The conservative option (8% cut) being defeated the day before (ironically by conservatives) the House passed the 45 day, no cuts, no Ukraine bill on Saturday.
Dems who wanted the senate bill reluctantly voted for house bill, as did 100+ repubs (not I, but I don’t fault them).
This does not warrant a Motion to Vacate.
I’ll try to answer some questions posted here.
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Are you supportive of Speaker McCarthy?
McC, of the PRyno/Cantor/McC troika needs to live up to his promises.
No, not particularly.
When was Massie right about anything?
He doesn’t get it. The power of the purse is the only power we have to check the Bidet Regime and more stolen elections.
Massie is Fake.
Always a reason to keep supporting Biden’s spending.
He talks and then is first to see the crazed spending Continues.
I like him but the seat at the table (he now sits on the Rules Committee) may have got him
I dont know.
STOP THE SPENDING!
McC is PRYNO material and need re-edumacation.
That seat on the rules committee has definitely got him then.
I can’t tell you what Gaetz has planned, but I can tell you what McCarthy has planned. McCarthy is going to die on the Hill of Spending every time, and he loathes the Base because “Kevin” thinks Biden is a wonderful steward of the Govt and the Budget, and he really has deep admiration for the unconscious, over-the-top Spending.
But if Massie’s thinking is typical within House GOP then “Kev” is going to survive these votes?
I dont know what the math is.
[When was Massie right about anything?]
Doesn’t seem to be.
Especially of late.
By the way this just got Front Paged!
That usually means I throw in a donation :-)
How does one advance a debt limit Bill by including the expenditure of money in it?
He’s been fantastic on many issues BUT when it comes to House affairs he’s supportive of McCarthy generally.
This got him a seat on the Rules Committee which is one of the most powerful.
It sucks how they can corrupt folks in DC!
I thought Massie was one of the good guys. Guess not
Republicans are well trained to cave and not fight on the spending.
The Left is enthusiastic about shutdown confrontations, the GOP just lies to be base and sees Biden has all the spending he wants.
Biden got everything he wanted, as he has since Mitch and McCarthy attended his inauguration parties.
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