Why the White House is letting McCarthy flail

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, White House, Kevin McCarthy, House of Representatives, Government Shutdown
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Speaker Kevin McCarthy is struggling to pass a bill to fund the government — and the White House isn’t about to throw him a lifeline.

With just days to go before the government runs out of money, Biden’s team is watching Congress steam toward a shutdown, resigned to the reality that there’s little they can do now to fix the situation and confident the politics will play out their way.

President Joe Biden has steered well clear of the chaos engulfing the House, where Republicans are battling each other over...

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