As President Donald Trump goes to Capitol Hill tonight for his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, both parties fully expect him to again sound the call for action on a repeal of the Obama health law, though GOP lawmakers in Congress admit they still don’t have an internal agreement on how best to replace the Obama health law.
Back from a ten day break, the U.S. Senate on Monday evening easily approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Commerce Secretary, but Democrats again made clear they would not allow swift action on several other Trump Cabinet nominees, as Republicans again protested the extended delays.
The accounting firm responsible for tallying Oscar votes and keeping up with envelopes containing the winners has apologized for the Best Picture gaffe at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards, but President Donald Trump believes the mix-up was actually about him.
A day after Donald Trump roiled the waters of the Republican race for President by saying he would bar Muslims from entering the United States in order to tighten security against terrorists, many Republicans in the Congress publicly criticized Trump, with some even saying it’s time for the real estate magnate to drop his bid for the White House.
“This is not conservatism,” said Speaker Paul Ryan, who addressed reporters after taking Trump to task in a closed door meeting of House Republicans.
“What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly, it’s not what this country stands for,” Ryan said of Trump.
Trump was also rebuked by a number of rank-and-file GOP lawmakers, who said Trump had gone too far.
“Donald Trump’s comments are reprehensible, it shows he clearly does not understand our laws or our Constitution,” said Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH).
Mr. Trump’s horrendous remarks insulting Muslims are complete opposition to very vision of our Founding Fathers who established great nation
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.