“We render ourselves incapable of governing when all we do is take severe sides,” he said. “I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we — I mean the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history.”
Rep. Jim McDermottJim McDermottLobbying World Dem lawmaker: Israel's accusations start of 'war on the American government' Dem to Trump on House floor: ‘Stop tweeting’ MORE (D-Wash.) on Tuesday tweeted that he agreed with the freshman Republican that the “current House GOP majority [is] ‘incapable of governing.’”
“Does this count as bipartisan?” McDermott asked of the tweet.
In a subsequent tweet, he invited Hanna to switch parties.
Hanna demonstrated similar disenchantment with his own party at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment last March, where he urged attendees to give money to Democrats in order to send a message to the GOP about female voters.