This comment reflects my opinion:
Scalise is a real snake. He was Boehner's stalking horse to take over and neuter the House Republican Study Committee, much like David Cameron's takeover and neutering of the 1922 Association in the British House of Commons. He had to have known, and he needs to be replaced. Scalise is a front for the establishment, and a shed no tears for him.
As does this one:
What's good for me is bad for thee. Support us in the general, but if you win, we'll Murkowski you in the general. We like power and to manage the decline. Those are the Establishment principles.