Inside Trump's (Current) Beef With The GOP

Posted August 25, 2017

On Sunday, John Kasich, the Republican Ohio governor who refused to endorse Trump after being defeated by him as they both sought the GOP's 2016 nomination, did not definitively rule out a primary challenge to the president. He's repeatedly stated there is neither smoke nor fire when it comes to Russian Federation, so you'd think he'd want to just chill the fuck out lest it appear as though he really had something to hide.

"There's no desire to get into it" with Trump, Piper said of congressional Republicans. "House and Senate leaders are going to have to move forward - that's increasingly the sentiment that I'm hearing", Walsh said.

Republicans are divided over the debt bill, with many conservatives seeking to tie spending cuts to the legislation, but the administration calling for a "clean" hike. They fear that once the far more politically capable Pence replaces Trump, he'll revive his party's pursuit of its dubious legislative agenda.

"Senators clearly are more visible elected officials, and nearly all of them have more heterogeneous constituencies than House members". The Senate GOP campaign operation as a matter of policy supports all of its incumbents for re-election, and Flake is widely seen as the best candidate to keep Arizona a GOP-held seat.

But as the critical showdown looms, Trump has clashed with and antagonized members of his own party, while threatening a shutdown of the federal government unless he gets funding for his promised US-Mexico border wall. Trump has himself not addressed DACA recently, but a deadline on the issue looms as well-forcing the administration's hand in an already tumultuous month.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) raised eyebrows Monday by declining to say whether President Trump would be re-nominated by the GOP in the 2020 presidential election.

Two per cent backed either Senator Ben Sasse, or Senator Tom Cotton, one a Trump critic, one a rising star.

Trump risks obstruction charge pressuring McConnell on Russian Federation...

Congress' Republican leaders have an opportunity to be remembered for saving the country by bringing about the end of this president's tenure as soon as possible. In a series of tweets this month, Mr. Trump criticized Mr. McConnell publicly, and berated him in a phone call that quickly devolved into a profane shouting match.

"It's past time to fulfill our campaign promises", Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Breitbart News.

It remains to be seen if the GOP can prove it can govern, Jordan said. Trump may not care about that, but there is something he should care about: If Democrats retake the Senate, they will control the Senate's investigative committees.

"That being said, that doesn't mean it wasn't a factor". One lesson that Trump should have learned by now is that he needs more than 50 Republicans in the Senate to get 50 votes on his priorities.

Vance said he's troubled by some Republicans who are keeping their heads down, not speaking out, and supposedly trying to keep the party together.

"We have to deliver - and we have to deliver now", Brady said.

Congress returns September 5, and there are only 12 legislative days that month to find at least short-term solutions to keeping the government open and raising the debt limit.

Lamar Alexander and U.S. Rep. Diane Black.

"I would have said it was the calm before the storm, but it hasn't been very calm this summer", Bowman said, but added urgency is needed.

A few days later, Sens.