House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.And here's confirmation of my long-held opinion that Republican moderates see government as an assembly line for legislation (whether it's good or not):
“It is better if the House does their work,” said McCarthy. “We should be sending bills to the Senate.”Republicans have been sending bills to the Senate, and stiff-necked partisan Harry Reid has been refusing to take them up. The Democrats have refused to compromise on virtually anything, so here come the Vichy Republicans to help them by rolling over their own unruly conservative coleagues - for the good of the country, of course.
If you really want a civil war in the GOP, McCarthy, congratulations, you just got one.