The public and personal feuding among Republicans percolated throughout the U.S. Capitol this week as GOP confidence in their party’s ability to govern alongside the Trump administration is shaken.
And Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, who criss-crossed the country to campaign for Trump past year, tweeted what may have been a veiled shot at House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Despite repeated statements from Mexico’s government that they will never pay for any wall, Mr. Trump still insists he will make them pay through a border export tax or some other still-unknown scheme.
Donald Trump, who’s been jabbing the Freedom Caucus periodically on Twitter, took a full swing Thursday morning.
“They may have campaigned that way, they may have voted that way a couple of years ago when it didn’t make any difference”, Brooks continued.
“He should stop saying things that are not true that are distractions from the task at hand”, he said.
“We have long histories of working with Democrats, but I don’t think it’s a stretch of the mind to suggest that the Democrats disagree with us on repealing Obamacare”, said Ryan. All that is standing in the way is the kind of Washington cynicism that puts party and politics ahead of people and policy.
Davis, Winston and others note that it’s a long way to the November 2018 elections. Now, why would 115 Democrats stand in front of a perfectly good piece of legislation that’s an alternative to the American Health Care act? At best it comes out as a wash, with the Democrats having passed a bad piece of legislation. It’s unclear how they’d do that without compromising with Democrats, who now have little motivation to pull Republicans out of the quicksand.
While Gallup said that was “a three-point improvement from last week’s record low of 37 percent”, his numbers were still at historically low levels in the third month of his presidency.
For now, there are ominous signs for Republicans.
Pelosi did send a letter to all House Democrats this week urging input and ideas for ways to improve the current health care system in the county.
Hannity also spoke with former Speaker Newt Gingrich and asked him if Trump wasn’t being “served well” during this health care process. But he sounded a more realistic note last Friday: “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future”, he admitted after House Republicans failed to unite around a repeal-and-replace bill.
“If Democrats aren’t going to vote to avoid the shutdown, Republicans will have to vote to keep the government running with Republican votes”, Kondik said. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., who heads House Democrats’ campaign organization. “Under the GOP replacement, fewer people would have had coverage, and workers further down the income scale would have been particularly hard hit”.
Still, some experts said the GOP still needs to pass a new law because money for Trump’s planned tax reform was supposed to come in part from tax savings after the repeal of Obamacare, which has levied a number of taxes on the country.
Jordan told Fox News “the Freedom Caucus is trying to change Washington”.
Aware their fates might rest on how insurance markets fare, both parties will closely watch insurers’ filings due in June. He is rightly proud of the fact that so many Americans can now purchase or receive subsidies for health insurance.
Trump issued an early executive order that agencies curb implementation of Obamacare, and he’s repeatedly predicted the statute will explode. Not one single member saw the bill until it was rolled out.
He promised also to “test” some of Mr Trump’s appointees during the investigation, to see whether they were ready to work with the committee’s investigation regardless of whether the President tries to influence them not to, as Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo and director of national intelligence Daniel Coats pledged to do during their confirmation hearings.