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.
While some Republicans have attacked the GOP establishment for trying to find ways to stop Donald Trump’s drive to their party’s nomination, now a group of more conservative activists are gathering in Washington on Thursday to take stock of their options – including a possible third party bid.
“I have signed no oath of loyalty to Donald Trump or the GOP,” wrote Erick Erickson, the conservative talk show host who has helped spearhead this meeting.
“I am a conservative. I believe in limited governments, free markets, and free people. Donald Trump does not,” Erickson wrote on his website, the Resurgent on Thursday morning.
The group includes Erickson, Bob Fischer, a businessman from South Dakota, and Bill Wichterman, who worked for President George W. Bush, in part as a liaison to the conservative GOP community.
Why do some conservatives believe Trump will be better than his word? We usually believe the opposite. #NeverTrump
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.