Today we learn the Republican picks in both the House and the Senate. Boehner is sending Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas), Dave Camp (R., Mich.) and Fred Upton (R., Mich.)(gag). Mitch McConnell is sending Sens. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.), and Rob Portman (R., Ohio).
I had a feeling that a retiring Senator like Kyl might be added.
It could be a good thing (He’ll make tough choices without reference to re-election concerns) or a bad thing (no qualms about angering the base with his stance. After all, he’s outta there).
We shall see.
Toomey and Portman are good picks.
I’m decidedly unenthused about Upton.