With Republicans in turmoil over who will become the next Speaker of the House, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) voiced his concern on Sunday that the disarray in GOP ranks will carry over into 2016. “I just worry a great deal about the effect it’s going to have on the next election,” McCain told The Huffington Post. “People do expect us to govern. I think it’s a degree of unrest and dissatisfaction amongst our base that we have not seen before. I think the closest thing to this probably was Ross Perot.” After a two-week period saw, in quick succession, the resignation of current Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) startling withdrawal from the race to succeed him, rifts within the Republican caucus have been torn wide open with no obvious answers in sight.
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