Congress erupts in mayhem after this Republican attacks his own party

Tensions are reaching a fever pitch on Capitol Hill. There’s no telling what could happen next.

And Congress erupted in mayhem after this Republican attacked his own party.

With the 2024 race right around the corner, conservatives should be rallying together to stick it to the Democrats.

Instead, infighting is breaking out, and there’s no sign of it slowing down.

Rep. Tony Gonzales went after his Republican colleagues on Sunday while defending House Speaker Mike Johnson from motion to vacate threats.

Mr. Gonzales, a Texas Republican, voted yes on Mr. Johnson’s four-bill foreign aid package, which cleared the House on Saturday and will be voted on by the Senate on Tuesday. The proposals passed with Democratic backing, but conservatives in the House voted against them.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, has repeatedly threatened Mr. Johnson, a Louisiana Republican, with eviction.

Many expected that additional Ukraine aid would be the final straw for Ms. Greene, but she has yet to call for a vote to remove him.

“Look, the House is a rough and rowdy place, but Mike Johnson is going to be just fine,” Mr. Gonzales said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday.

“I served 20 years in the military. It’s my absolute honor to be in Congress, but I serve with some real scumbags.”

He mentioned Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Bob Good by name. He referred to s*x-trafficking claims against Mr. Gaetz, which the Florida congressman has rejected and the Justice Department has declined to pursue following an inquiry. He is currently under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

In response, Mr. Gaetz made an X post, claiming “occasionally-Republican” Mr. Gonzales, who is running for reelection, is trailing his challenger, Brandon Herrera, in the polls.

“Probably because he called @chiproytx’s strong border plan ‘UNCHRISTIAN’,” Mr. Gaetz, a Florida Republican, wrote.

“‘Unhinged Outburts’ is one of the final phases a politician goes through prior to defeat. The Texas Republican Party has rightly censured Tony for supporting gun control and amnesty.”

He encouraged Texas residents to vote for Mr. Herrera in the runoff election in late May.

Mr. Gonzales claimed Mr. Good sponsored his primary opponent, whom he described as a “neo-Nazi.”

“These people used to walk around with white hoods at night. Now they’re walking around with white hoods in the daytime,” he said.

He said he wasn’t shocked that some of his House colleagues voted against Israeli aid, but he was “encouraged” to see his fellow Republicans support “our allies on the battlefield.”

On Saturday, the House voted 366-58 to approve funding to Israel.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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