I think McCarthy probably suspects that a Governor shutdown will lose Republicans the House in 2024, but I also doubt he can control his caucus. Assuming he is the one tasked with controlling them, that is.
I think it would be a good time for Biden to find that the debt limit is unconstitutional and ignore it. Let the Republicans fight in court for shutting down the government and trashing global markets.
If I were a betting man, I’d place the odds at a government shutdown this year at 80%. I think hardline Republicans want fresh meat for their voters and are unlikely to agree to anything realistic when it comes to the budget, and they’re the ones who think shutting the government down is totally cool.
Gotta love this nugget that just proves Republicans don’t really care about the border.
It includes most of the Secure the Border Act of 2023, a wish list of immigration provisions for GOP hard-liners, with the exception of provisions requiring employers to use E-Verify to check immigration status