GOP Infighting Causes Members to Wrangle for Power
Ask Students: What is causing GOP infighting? What are some of the disagreements about the path of the party amongst Republicans?
How has GOP infighting caused difficulties for party leadership?
With all but a handful of races decided, next year’s Congress will be one of the most evenly divided in the country’s history. Legislative leaders will wrangle with fragile coalitions within and across parties, complicating even basic functions. But first, leaders will need to convince their colleagues to put them in charge. Lisa Desjardins reports. For a transcript of this story, click here.
How do you think conflict within political parties affects policy such as legislation?
Media Literacy: Do you think stories about the political parties are important to follow? What useful information can they provide to voters?
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