Presumptive Speaker John Boehner (above) has seen firsthand the effects of a fractured leadership team, and he appears to be working to build a smoother relationship with Rep. Eric Cantor, likely to be the Majority Leader in the 112th Congress.
Collins said the biggest challenges for the new leadership team will be keeping the lines of communication open and avoiding misunderstandings.
“Ideologically they are in sync. Their challenge will be managing the unexpected,” he said.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.