21 far-right Republicans demand Kevin McCarthy shutdown the government in budget negotiations

21 far-right Republicans demand Kevin McCarthy shutdown the government in budget negotiations
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaking at June 2020 event in Phoenix, ArizonaRep. Matt Gaetz speaking at June 2020 event in Phoenix, Arizona, Gage Skidmore

In a letter to Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), 21 members of his own GOP caucus listed their demands to support any appropriations bill.

According to the letter, “We plan to vote against any appropriations bills" that don't remove the debt ceiling "deal" that the House and the President agreed to earlier this year.

They also want no floor consideration of any appropriations bills until the 12 bills before the Appropriations Committee have been passed out to be voted on by the full House.

The Republicans are also rejecting any supplemental funding for Ukraine.

Finally, they say, "Through continued conversations, we will consider options in good faith that address the spending crisis in concert with other urgent policy changes — beyond simple one year riders that likely won't make it past the Senate and the President's desk. For example, enactments of H.R. 2 to secure the border, capping or cutting the harmful impacts of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, and/or forcing the President to follow current laws and restricting its ability to abuse executive power to advance his radical agenda."

The demands aren't likely to go anywhere as it would mean another government shutdown by eliminating the debt ceiling deal.

The 21 members that signed on to the letter are: Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA) Chip Roy (R-TX), Bob Good (R-VA), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), Mary Miller (R-IL) Barry Moore (R-AL), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Andy Ogles (R-TN), Bill Posey (R-FL), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), and Keith Self (R-TX)

Read the full letter below or at this link.

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