After some grandstanding to placate outraged constituents, establishment Republicans in Congress quietly voted to fund…
What’s this all about? Does it really matter what this particular thing is about? It’s the way the Republican Party operates for the most part, so the specific question on the table is moot. This perfidy is so common that you can pre-write the article and leave open spaces for dates and nouns.
“After some grandstanding to placate outraged constituents, Republicans in the Missouri General Assembly quietly voted for a budget that made virtually no cuts to the University of Missouri’s state funding.”