Texas GOP Rep. Gonzales: Conference Speaker Squabble ‘Only The Beginning’

Gonzales: Speaker Vote Will Look Easy Compared To What's Next

  • Texas GOP Rep. Tony Gonzales said Sunday the House voting to elect a speaker, which last 15 rounds, was “only the beginning” of a “rough and rowdy” session in the chamber.
  • Gonzales were referring the the split inside the House Republican Conference that pits the group’s most conservative faction against its more moderate member – while Democrats and Republican expectedly disagree.
  • “The House of Representatives is a rough and rowdy place,” Gonzales said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “This is only the beginning. … Republicans are much different than Democrats. We’re not just going to line up and jump off the cliff.”