If you want partisanship, you’ve got it

Political Theater, Episode 190

Wonder why Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, both from California, don't work together more often? Blame the voters.  (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Wonder why Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, both from California, don't work together more often? Blame the voters. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jason Dick
Posted March 3, 2021 at 8:00am

Look no further than Congress to hear gripes about gridlock and the lack of bipartisanship. But based on whom the voters are sending to Washington, it’s not a big shock: Barely a statistically significant number of House and Senate lawmakers represent districts or states that voted for someone in the other political party for president.

In the latest episode of Political Theater, CQ Roll Call elections analyst and Inside Elections publisher Nathan L. Gonzales and host Jason Dick discuss a trend that is pushing partisanship and punishing problem solvers.

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