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Impeachment Agita in the D.C. Snake Pit

Kevin McCarthy presides over a paper-thin G.O.P. majority, which is continually under threat of falling apart.
Kevin McCarthy presides over a paper-thin G.O.P. majority, which is continually under threat of falling apart. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Tina Nguyen
July 6, 2023

In Washington around this time of year, tempers tend to flare along with the rising temperatures. Sure, Congress is enjoying the first of two astoundingly long summer breaks, but back in the Capitol, leadership is bracing for a crush of headaches in the second half of the year: namely, a looming government shutdown and snowballing mass-impeachment fantasy. Herewith, notes on the friendships and rivalries that may decide it all.