Hanson: Next House speaker will face same problems as McCarthy

October 20, 2023 The National Desk

Jonathan Hanson, The National Desk: “It doesn't really matter who it is. There's not a single person who can unify that caucus in a way that they have a solid grasp of control,” said Jonathan Hanson, a former congressional staffer and lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

“The whole problem that we're facing is that you've got a kind of a minority faction in the House Republican caucus that isn't happy unless it's able to impose its will not only on the rest of the Republicans but on other branches of government,” Hanson said. “They’re really milking this fact that the House is in such a narrow majority that their votes are crucial, and they're trying to milk it for all it’s worth.”