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Reeher Weighs In on the GOP’s Internal Strife in The Hill

October 4, 2023

The Hill

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

The GOP’s internal strife deepened this week, despite the narrow avoidance of a government shutdown over the weekend. On Tuesday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was ousted as speaker of the House of Representatives after a small group of Republicans rebelled against their leader.

But experts across the political spectrum question whether the conflicts will have any long-lasting effect on the Republican brand or damage the party’s chances of retaking the White House next year.

“This kind of division is one we’ve seen for a very long time and so there is nothing new here. This was evident when McCarthy got the position in the first place—on the 15th vote—and that got a lot of attention,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

Read more in The Hill article, “The Memo: GOP strife captivates Capitol, but voters just see ‘dysfunction’.”

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