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Wed Oct 4, 2023, 02:14 PM Oct 2023

Will the removal of McCarthy increase or decrease the chances of continued funding of US government? [View all]

McCarthy's last major act was to strike a deal with Democrats to continue funding the government for 45 days. That is the action that prompted Gaetz and colleagues to remove him,

Now it is likely that McCarthy believed that Democrats would consider that reason enough to not participate in his removal. He considered wrongly. He almost certainly would have had to strike a deal, officially or under the table to avoid Democrats voting against him.

The very big question remains is whether Congress will actually vote to continue to fund the government in about 6 weeks. Obviously it will depend on who becomes Speaker (for example one congressman says he will nominate Trump), but there is now likely to be even more bad blood between the current Republican leadership and Democrats-- evidence for this is the demand to remove Pelosi and Stoyer from their offices.

So we are asking the question based on your best guess of what will happen.

If you vote for decreasing the chance of funding, do you think that voting to remove McCarthy was a tactical error as a government shutdown will hurt the economy or a necessary political action to weaken Republicans ?

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The removal of McCarthy increases the chance of continued funding of the government
0 (0%)
The removal of McCarthy decreases the chance of continued funding of the government
30 (81%)
The removal of McCarthy does not affect the continued funding of the government
7 (19%)
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