Earlier this week, we learned this (my emphasis):
House Republicans want to use their final week in Washington before the August recess to send a signal that they are ready to govern.
As the country’s attention turns to the fight for control of the House and Senate, Republicans want to show they are capable of handling two of the nation’s toughest issues: the thousands of children crossing the border, and the veterans in need of healthcare.
“This is a crisis situation. We need to show that we can respond in a crisis in a thoughtful way,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said of the effort to move a border bill.
Are the Republicans ready to govern?
By their own measure…apparently not:
House GOP leaders ditched their plans to vote on a border supplemental today after failing to secure the votes to pass it.
“We don’t think we have the votes,” said Kay Granger, R-Texas, one of the architects of the bill.
How can a party, whose fundamental philosophy is that the federal government is evil, ever be ready to govern?
They can’t…it simply doesn’t make sense.