U.S. Republicans nominated Steve Scalise to be the next House speaker following the ouster of Kevin McCarthy last week. Now, Scalise needs to get enough votes to win the gavel.
Meanwhile, Washington is dealing with a looming budget crisis, a record flow of migrants at the southern border, and an upcoming presidential election.
Joining the discussion:
- Anya Parampil is a journalist with The Grayzone, and author of the forthcoming book “Corporate Coup: Venezuela and the End of U.S. Empire”.
- Joseph Williams is a former Senior Editor with U.S. News & World Report.
- Adolfo Franco is an Attorney and Republican Strategist.
- Eleanor Clift is a Political Columnist with The Daily Beast.
Rep. @SteveScalise after securing the Speakership nomination told reporters: “We have a lot of work to do, not just in the House for the people of this country, but we see how dangerous of a world it is and how things can change so quickly.”
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