House Republicans in Washington are facing a backlash from their constituents, including a backlash over the party’s new garden design styles.
Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) says she and other members of her caucus are not ready for the political landscape to change.
“There are people who are very comfortable with the way we have a garden and the way our Congress looks.
I just think we need to step back and not become the party that looks like a garden,” McSallesaid in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday.”
And I think we are in the midst of a lot of change in Washington right now, and I think that it’s important that we be the first party in the United States to embrace a green culture,” she added.
McSallans comments came a day after House Republicans unveiled a garden style for the House, which includes a green roof, plants, and other landscaping that contrasts with a traditional Republican style of a “wedge” design.
The new style of the House includes a design inspired by the design of the U.S. Capitol.
House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) is one of the first lawmakers to embrace the design.
In a statement to Fox News, Boehner said the garden style represents “a new beginning” for the Republican Party.
“We are proud to continue the tradition of representing a strong, united Republican Party and the American people by supporting an inclusive and diverse Congress,” Boehner said.
“We look forward to working with members of both parties to enact solutions that make our country stronger.”
“The House has always been an inclusive place where everyone can come and speak and listen to ideas,” he added.
The House garden style is being modeled after a design of “the Capitol” used by the U, S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., which was built in the late 1800s.
In 2014, the House passed a bill that created a “Garden of the Capitol” to celebrate the country’s centennial.
That year, President Barack Obama also endorsed a garden design, which included a green canopy that would become the symbol for the U., S. and the House of Representatives.