“We cannot govern” without a leader, said the president of the commission.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul on Sunday lamented the nearly three weeks (and counting) that the chamber has been left without a speaker amid conservative infighting over how to fill the key leadership role.
“This is probably one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen, because if we don’t have a speaker of the House, we can’t govern,” McCaul, a 10-term Republican lawmaker, told ABC’s “This Week.” co-host Jonathan Karl.
McCaul suggested that the Democratic minority might be needed to resolve the impasse, even if he would prefer the opposite.
“I would prefer that Republicans nominate and vote on the floor for a Republican president. But this cannot go on forever,” he said.
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