Frida Ghitis: House GOP’s problems have been building for years, now they’ve been exposed. She says opening days of Congress foreshadow breakdown in governing in the coming two years. Insatiable appetite of Freedom Caucus rebels means basic functions of Congress will be difficult to achieve. Many of the new members have come to Washington not to legislate but to stop legislation. Performative politics have become more appealing than working in the trenches.
Charlie Sykes, a never-Trump conservative, put what has been happening in blunt terms. The House is breeding the most virulent strain of what ails the GOP.