Inside the Congress Storm That (Probably) Ruined GOP
This week Inside the hive, Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox joined by their fellow Hive and the almighty star of Capitol Hill Abigail Tracy, who was in the halls of Congress last week when the Speaker’s debacle played out in real time. She offers an insight into the chaos — and the consequences for both sides — as well as what it means for the 2024 races.
In utter confusion, and with the utter mortification of Kevin McCarthy, The Republican Party’s silly infighting has been going on for several days in the nation’s capital, but there may be some spark. As Tracy detailed in this week’s episode, The Next Speaker’s nightmare shows how rifts in the Republican Party are an opportunity for Democrats to leave the difficult role of the opposition.
Tracy, who was on Capitol Hill to watch the inauguration of Maxwell’s Frost, The first Gen Z member of Congress, which brought listeners into the atmosphere of the room, and the feeling of Frost, a member of the TikTok generation, was spread by boomers and Gen X’ers. The conversation ended with a discussion of how these pranks could benefit a Joe Biden run in 2024.