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After Clash With Matt Gaetz on the House Floor, Mike Rogers Prepares to Step Down From Key Committee

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Outside of Chip Roy, Matt Gaetz, and the other conservative holdouts that obstructed Kevin McCarthy’s coronation as Speaker of the House, Representative Mike Rogers of Alabama perhaps caused McCarthy the most headaches.

Rogers, who had to be publicly restrained from attacking Gaetz on the House floor on Friday night, has confirmed plans to step down from the top Republican panel that determines which Republicans are assigned to committees, though he told POLITICO on Monday that these plans are not necessarily final. Rogers was one of McCarthy’s most prominent friends who opposed the conservative group of Representatives and may have escalated the situation as a result.

On many times, the Alabama congressman became quite upset with conservatives; nevertheless, only two of these instances were prominent enough to be regarded as being wholly harmful to the issue. Roy was infuriated by his vow that anyone who voted against McCarthy would not receive a committee assignment.

In the same GOP conference meeting, Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama reportedly suggested that McCarthy opponents should lose their committee assignments—something that was crucial to the negotiations McCarthy and his detractors had prior. Upon hearing Rogers’s threat, Rep. Chip Roy of Texas stood and asked McCarthy to deny that could be the case. A question McCarthy refused to answer. “You just sealed your fate,” Roy said, before storming out.

After Matt Gaetz held up McCarthy’s triumph for the last time on Friday night, Rogers made a very aggressive, physical attempt to say something to Gaetz, but had to be forcibly stopped in one of the weirdest moments of the evening.

Rogers claims that he is not being pushed out by his fellow Republicans, but it is evident that this is either self-imposed punishment or retaliation for his actions last week, which caused McCarthy’s campaign for and term as Speaker to suffer catastrophic damage.

Rogers’ impending resignation from the steering committee was confirmed by POLITICO.

Rep. Mike Rogers is poised to resign from a crucial House Republican panel that determines committee assignments for conference members, following a series of conflicts with conservatives that delayed Kevin McCarthy’s speakership campaign.

Rogers (R-Alabama) confirmed the plan on Monday morning, stating that it will likely take place later in the week, but emphasizing that his resignation from the GOP steering committee is not completed and that his colleagues are not pressuring him to go. Upon Rogers’ departure, the members of his area would convene to pick a replacement representative.

Rogers made last week more difficult for McCarthy, without a question. This may not be a punishment or a self-imposed exile, but that one moment on the House floor will haunt him for the rest of his political career, and you never know if it may affect you in future election cycles. To each man’s credit, he has indicated publicly that he hopes to continue working with the other and acknowledged their prior collaborations.

Underneath this affability, though, lies the risk that both men will clash once more.

SourceRed State

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