Uneasy Republicans Look to Dump Trump

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by Michael John Scott

Trump’s many controversies may finally be wearing thin on both sides of the aisle in the Senate. Several different news outlets on Monday have stories with a similar theme:

  • New York Times: “Senate Republicans, increasingly unnerved by President Trump’s volatility and unpopularity, are starting to show signs of breaking away from him as they try to forge a more traditional Republican agenda and protect their political fortunes.” Senate Leader Mitch McConnell may still be a reliable Trump defender, but that appears to be changing among the rank and file, as seen in the public and private criticism of Trump in the aftermath of the James Comey firing. The story includes a quote from Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who says that among his GOP colleagues, “there is a lot less fear of him than there was just a month ago.”
  • Axios: It notes that Senate Republicans are going their own way on health care and the Russian investigation, and it predicts the same will happen on tax reform. Trump can’t get leverage over his own party because Senate Republicans don’t need him for the 2018 races, don’t particularly like him, and no longer fear him, per the post. “Not long ago, Republicans worried about a Trump tweet fired their way. No more.”
  • NBC News and the Washington Post, meanwhile, have stories explaining how the Comey firing is the latest example of a surprise distraction taking away from the GOP agenda in the Senate, particularly on health care. “Anytime you have something else come along when you’re debating legislation, while you’re trying to iron out something, it can—it takes some of the momentum away,” GOP Sen. Mike Lee said on Fox News Sunday. But, he added, “We’re going to get it done one way or another.”

It’s time to put country before party and impeach Trump, before the FBI comes along to lock him up.  While the latter outcome is certainly deserved America doesn’t need the optics of having a leader hauled out of the Oval Office in handcuffs.  Put them on as he leaves instead.

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3 Responses to Uneasy Republicans Look to Dump Trump

  1. Marsha Woerner Reply

    May 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I’m with you on that!

  2. Bill Formby Reply

    May 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I agree with Mike. First of all, Trump will fight it with every lawyer in New York and Washington combined. Secondly, it would literally take up all of the legislative time between now and the midterm elections and while Trump is wearing out his welcome with most people he still has a lot of idiots who support him. There would be even more chaos in the mid terms. I hope, and believe, that if these things keep going for another year, especially if they actually dig something up on the Trump campaign, the Democrats can take back either the House or the Senate. This could even things out until 2020, but the question still remains, does the Democrats have anyone to put up for 2020. Did they learn their lesson.

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