Media Tip Sheet: House Republicans Influence on Government Shutdown

September 28, 2023

Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON(September 28, 2023)—The U.S. government has three day to reach a bipartisan deal that would halt a government shutdown. A select group of “hard-right” House Republicans seem to be blocking the support in order to have their needs met. Current House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is quoted saying “This is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down.”

Matthew Dallek

For more context on the matter, please consider Dr. Matt Dallek, full-time professor at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Dallek is a political historian with expertise in the intersection of social crises and political transformation, the evolution of the modern conservative moment, and liberalism and its critics. Along with four co-authored books, Dallek is the author of Birchers:  How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right, which explores the history and influence of America’s right-wing activism.

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