Christofascist Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA). Credit: Screengrab

House Republicans’ pursuit of a far-right policy goal that would disproportionately affect millions of their own constituents may end up costing them their razor-thin majority in 2024.

As part of their negotiations for the next farm bill, Republicans are insisting on instituting even stricter work requirements for the approximately 41 million recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly referred to as food stamps. However, Politico reports that should they be successful in implementing those new requirements, it would result in potentially millions of people no longer receiving food assistance — particularly residents of six GOP-controlled House districts in which more than 20% of households receive SNAP benefits.

“Starving your own constituents of food assistance is not only bad morals. It’s bad politics,” Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-New York), whose district has the highest percentage of SNAP households in the US, told Politico.

According to Politico, five of those six Republican districts are majority-Hispanic. Three of those districts are in Miami-Dade County, which is typically […]

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