Republican Party in disarray as Boehner quits

Surprise move reveals an Establishment under siege

WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats must be feeling that way as they cherish the spectacle of Speaker John Boehner’s abrupt resignation, the latest course in a long feast of Republican cannibalism.

If – and it is an “if” – there is a bloody battle between the GOP right and far-right to succeed Boehner, the circus Donald Trump brought to the Republican presidential primaries will have another wild ring in Congress.   Even if Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California wins the speaker’s gavel without great bloodshed and infection, the Republicans will have a greater challenge convincing voters next November that they are not a party in disarray.

The hard truth, right now, is that in Congress, the Republicans are a party in disarray.

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