GP -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) went on with Varney and Co. to discuss the Trump agenda following Steve Bannon’s absence in the White House.
Gohmert told the FBN audience that Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are “slow-walking” President Trump’s agenda that they don’t like.
"Rep. Gohmert: If you look back before the election Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell were totally opposed to the things that got Donald Trump elected. And I told the president back in June, you are being slow-walked. We are being slow-walked. This is exactly what happened in 2005. Dennis Hastert and Bill Frisk, you know they were kind of OK with reforming Social Security but they really didn’t want the heavy lift. They slow-walked everything… I’m telling you that is exactly the way some of our leadership is thinking again. We’re going to eke by."
Blog Author's Comments: During the past few months their inaction makes me wonder what the - resistance is they are really planning when they are back in session - instead of doing their jobs. Lets remember, the same Republicans in the House making excuses, are the same ones who just voted Ryan to be the Speaker again, there was only one defection. And the GOP lawmakers put a repeal of the Obamacare bill on Obama's desk in 2015 because they knew he wouldn’t sign it. They did not put a repeal bill on Trump's desk because they knew he would sign it.
McConnell could not make himself twist one more arm of either Mikulski or Collins and perhaps ask his fellow Senators to help convince them to do the right thing for the party and the president. There is no talking to McCain because of his hatred for Trump. Quite strange how short the memories of some voters are in many states, not to remember how the people they continue to reelect have previously voted in either the House or Senate. Case in point, Arizona with McCain.
Rep. Gohmert is confirming the reality, when Congress is back in session that nothing will be done, except more excuses or broken promises. Unless it is something President Trump can do on his own it won’t be completed. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell do not like Trump's agenda, yet his voters do. They also do not believe Trump belongs in the White House and their leader. McConnell has admitted that he was surprised that Trump won and Ryan held out with his so-called fake support for the president until after he was elected.
Quote For The Day: The Democrats proving how disconnected from the working class they truly are, sending out donation pleas that look like collection letters. -- Andrew Saturn