High-Ranking Republican Bashes Radical House Members Without An Ideology

A high-ranking House Republican recently argued that radical members of the chamber who lack a particular ideology are harming the U.S. government.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Michael Turner (R-OH) appeared in a CBS interview on “Face the Nation,” where he spoke about several Republicans who have announced they are retiring or resigning from Congress.

“This obviously is very unfortunate,” Turner said during the interview. “This has been a very strange time period, where we see that the — the Senate is at 50/50. We see the House at 50/50. Even the presidential race has run basically at 50/50. It’s almost unfolding that way perhaps again.”

“And it shows that we can have radical fringes, even radical individuals who don’t really have an ideology or an agenda, other than chaos, that can cause disruptions,” he added. “And that’s what we have seen. That certainly makes it difficult for people who just want to get the job done.

“In the area of national security, I think Speaker Johnson’s made it, you know, very clear that he — we have his support to get national security agenda items done. And I think we will,” Turner continued.

CBS News host Ed O’Keefe tried to coerce Turner into attacking former President Donald Trump for spelling a custom Bible, known as the “God Bless the USA Bible.” The host asked the high-ranking House Republican if he felt that such a practice was “appropriate.”

In response, Turner said he’s more concerned about the White House’s restrictions on children placing religious symbols on Easter eggs for the annual Easter egg roll.

“I can’t imagine that we’re in a situation where the Biden White House is restriction, especially that of children, their ability to express their religious freedom,” Turner said.

As House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) faces increased scrutiny for his decision to pass a trillion-dollar spending package that included much of the left’s earmarks, Turner said he believes sending aid to Ukraine in the country’s ongoing war against Russia is “necessary for national security.”

The Ohio congressman said he believes that despite criticism, Congress will pass an aid package to Ukraine.

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