"Ah, they was Democrats today," Will Rogers once wrote. "They fought, they fit, they split, and they adjourned in a dandy wave of dissension." This weekend:
The Idaho Republican party adjourned its convention on Saturday without agreeing on a platform or electing a chairman, the Spokesman-Review reported. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), the Tea Party congressman running against Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to be House majority leader, lamented that as convention chairman, he was unable to facilitate consensus.
"For three weeks I’ve tried to broker a deal to prevent what happened today," he told Idaho Public Television on Saturday.
During the convention, the entire delegation from Bannock County was unseated, leading to chaos, according to the Idaho State Journal. Attempts were underway to remove the delegates for two additional counties due to disagreements between establishment and Tea Party Republicans when Labrador brought the convention to a close.