It appears that we have a palace rebellion brewing within the upper reaches of the Republican party And that former House speaker Newt Gingrich is among those trying to tamp it down.
This from today’s Washington Post:
A group of Republican National Committee members is circulating a resolution that would limit how much Chairman Michael S. Steele could spend without authorization from other party leaders, a move some Steele backers say is an attempt to limit the authority of the sometimes controversial chairman.
Steele supporters are privately calling the move, first reported by the Washington Times, a “power grab.”
On C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning, Gingrich said the description was accurate — and defended Steele against what the former Georgia congressman described as a group of “precious,” self-centered elitists.
Here’s the clip:
Asked if the group was attempting to curb Steele’s authority, Gingrich said:
”That’s probably right. I what you have is — Steele is a