Skip to comments.Critics in the Senate take on Trump as he heads to the Hill to sell tax reform
Posted on 10/24/2017 3:43:21 PM PDT by Jagermonster
PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE GOP Senators Corker and Flake spoke publicly against Mr. Trump's presidency, while Republican leaders tried to keep the focus on what they say unifies their party: tax reform.
WASHINGTONDonald Trump made his first visit as president to the Senate on Tuesday, trying to unite his party around tax reform at a lunch with Senate Republicans. Nothing unusual there. Presidents in the past have rolled down Pennsylvania Avenue to rally support for a top priority.
What dropped jaws was what came before and after the lunch a remarkable public display of criticism and concern about the country under President Trump voiced by senators in his own party: Bob Corker (R) of Tennessee and Jeff Flake (R) of Arizona. The Arizonan announced Tuesday afternoon he will not seek reelection, laying out as a matter of duty and conscience his concerns about the president, his party, and the country.
Both men have been targets of searing tweets from Mr. Trump. Indeed the day began with a tweet assault on Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who later attended the lunch. Corker had been on early-morning television, essentially telling Trump to let Congress work its will on taxes and butt out.
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Before Senator Flakes stunning announcement, House and Senate Republican leaders batted away the reignited feud with Corker as a distraction that wont affect the agenda at hand. Republican senators described Trumps lunch as upbeat, with the president saying he had their back. He encouraged them on tax reform, deregulation, and said to keep working on health care, senators at the meeting said. Corker told reporters that the grenade tosses of the morning did not come up.
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Article on how the Corker thing is a lot of hot air.
I’m guessing that tax reform will have to wait until 2019. McCain, Flake, and Corker will oppose anything Trump proposes just out of petulance.
"Ah, I love the smell of napalm in the morning."
Awesome huh? We got the white house, senate and h o r and zip. Srsly? Grrrrrrrrr!
“Critics in the Senate”
I say establishment hacks.
I say establishment hacks.
The names listed in the article would bear that out.
Corker, Flake and McCain are just taking a knee for the team. There will be a whole new set of stooges come 2019 if the gop can’t figure out a way to lose the senate to the rats in 2018.
Politics is a racket.
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