GOP lawmaker Bill Flores (R-TX) told the American Enterprise Institute that “some of President Trump’s proposed policies are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies.” Trump’s immigration reforms will likely be shelved by House Republicans.
Breitbart -- A top ally of House Speaker Paul Ryan has outlined the GOP leadership’s strategy to isolate and block President Donald Trump’s populist campaign promises, likely including his popular immigration reforms.
“We all agree that some of President Trump’s proposed policies are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies,” Texas Rep. Bill Flores told an inside-the-beltway audience on Dec. 1.
“Let’s do the things where we agree — let’s do tax reform, lets do Obamacare, lets replace Obamacare, let’s start dealing with border security, let’s rebuild our national security and then, on those areas where his agenda is not exactly aligned with ours … then, we’ll figure out the rest in the next six months,” Flores told Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute.
“The GOP Congressional leadership wants to pass all its priorities quickly — tax cuts, regulatory cuts, Obamacare repeal, a Scalia replacement, maybe throw in some kind of weak ‘border security’ bill for show,” influential blogger Mickey Kaus told Breitbart, adding:
But once Trump signs their bills, what do they need him for? His leverage is cut in half. If he wants new laws — mandatory [mandatory] e-Verify, funding for a Wall etc.– it seems like he has to get them while he still has leverage.
Flores also said that if the GOP takes the lead, Trump also will be less likely to push his populist agenda by changing agency policies and regulations. The GOP leadership will “just tell him, ‘Hey, we’ll take the lead on this, and we will give you the legislative and constitutional support to go forward.’
Blog Author's Comments -- Speaker Paul Ryan, Bill Flores (R-TX) and their friends are making a mistake by believing they have what it takes to tell Trump how the Party should work. Ryan doesn't listen to us because he's not one of us. And there are other posers like him and Flores that infiltrated the Republican Party. Ryan has been against Trump since day one. He and others within the GOP would not have cared if Hillary had won the election. Ryan and many House and Senate members may as well be part of the Democrat Party. I do believe Ryan feels better with Obama than he does with Donald Trump. Trump scares him.
Ryan and any other member of the GOP in Washington will be called to the President's office for a little chat if they try to stand in the way of the items that President Trump wants to accomplish and the voters want to see implemented. As for immigration, Trump could immediately empower his DOJ to enforce the existing immigration laws via multiple law enforcement agencies (i.e. ICE, Border Patrol, DHS, etc.) as well as give businesses 6 months to come into compliance with existing American Employment laws.
The Congressional Republican leadership is greatly over estimating their power and influence over the people. If they don't fall in line and start doing the business of the people, the people will make a career decision for them in the coming years. But, there is one thing people are going to have to understand about Donald Trump is that he is not stupid, he's not a bull in a china shop. You may end up disagreeing with him profoundly or not liking him at all before this is done. But he's not dumb, and he's not ignorant, and it's not that he doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing and is doing it for a reason. I believe that reason is to try his best to attempt to help our country and I do not see this from most of the members of the Republican Party.