(FiveNation.com)- After remaining steadfast in her opposition to Kevin McCarthy’s nomination as House Speaker, Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert didn’t step out of the spotlight over the weekend.
On Saturday, she took to Twitter, telling her followers to just “wait” and see what the GOP has planned now, following the House speaker battle that lasted five days before finally being solved Friday night.
Boebert tweeted Saturday, in a reference to the battle with McCarthy over the House Speaker role:
“If y’all thought that was good, just wait till we take the fight to Joe Biden and the radical left!”
McCarthy ultimately won election as Speaker of the House, but not until he had to go through more than 10 rounds of voting, and not before he had to make major concessions to a small group of Republican representatives.
Boebert spoke to the media last week about the battle over the Speaker role, saying:
“I have been working every day to unify the Republican Party. Yesterday, we had a deal, that was not a selfish deal in any way, for Kevin McCarthy to get him the gavel on the first ballot and he eagerly dismissed us.”
Speaking with Fox News later in the day, Boebert clarified her earlier statements by saying the deal they proposed included “putting forward a border security bill, putting forward a term limits bill” as well as some other “common sense” proposals.
Boebert was one of six other GOP members of the House who kept up her opposition to McCarthy’s nomination. During the 14th ballot, though, she switched from voting “no” to voting “present.” Ultimately, McCarthy was able to capture the ballot during the 15th round of voting. Nothing like that has happened in more than 100 years.
The problem with Boebert’s messaging is that many people don’t feel like her words have matched up with her recent actions. For example, Craig Agranoff, a political analyst, spoke with Newsweek over the weekend, commenting on the tweet Boebert sent:
“Unfortunately, when you see tweets like that, it seems unlikely there will be unity. We might see some progress if deals are cut, but it seems evident the parties will be more split than ever.
“It will be difficult to pass legislation with so many splintered factions in the parties. Let’s hope deals can be made and egos can be put aside.”
It would be one thing if each of the parties were aligned in what they wanted to accomplish, and what they were willing to budge on to make that happen. When there are fractions within each party, though — as is the case for both the Republicans and Democrats in the House — it makes it very hard to get anything done at all.
Republicans only have a very slight majority in the House, and Democrats hold a slight majority in the Senate. This probably foreshadows two years of arguing and posturing, with not much actually getting done.