GOP Infighting: Sen. Perdue Snaps At Rep. Massie For Derailing Disaster Relief Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 02: Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) speaks to reporters in the Senate Basement before a weekly policy luncheon on April 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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May 28, 2019 3:21 pm
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Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) has had just about enough of members of his own party derailing the disaster relief bill in the House.

The subject of his ire Tuesday was Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), the second Republican to prevent the bill from passing (it has already passed in the Senate).

Massie, a member of the Freedom Caucus, did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment, but did explain his “no” vote on Twitter.

Another one of Massie’s peers expressed his displeasure soon after the vote.

Massie is following on the heels of Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), another Freedom Caucus member, who derailed the bill last Friday. Per CBS News, Roy cited the growing deficit and lack of border funding as reasons for his objection.

House leadership is currently trying to get the bill passed as a unanimous vote, which is why one member has the power to stall the process.

Per an NBC News reporter, they’ll try once more to usher the bill through this way before switching to a roll call vote.

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