Trump makes life hard for Republicans, according to a Republican Congressman. Hmm. How does he figure? Check it…
From The Hill:
A senior House Republican said Wednesday that President Trump is not making it any easier for the GOP to enact legislative priorities and keep its majority in next year’s midterm elections.
The day after a Democrat won a Senate seat in Alabama for the first time in a quarter-century, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) suggested that Republicans might have a better shot at remaining in power if they can show voters next year that they can govern.
“A lot of it still depends on what happens next year. If we get some things done, maybe [we will] improve our chances,” Simpson told reporters in the Capitol.
But Trump, Simpson said, isn’t helping when he keeps stirring controversy.
“He’s making it very, very difficult, because all the news about his latest tweet, what he says, and then he gets mad at us because we don’t defend it,” Simpson said with exasperation.
More on Simpson and amnesty, per Washington Post:
Three-dozen Republican lawmakers on Tuesday called on party leaders to help enact a permanent solution for “dreamers” by the end of the year, saying the issue has festered for too long, creating legal and economic uncertainty for young immigrants and the companies that employ them.
The 35 members of the House GOP caucus — 34 representatives and Puerto Rico’s nonvoting member — represent the largest bloc of Republicans to date to publicly voice support for a solution to one of the most emotionally charged elements of the years-long fight over immigration policy.
“They are American in every way except their immigration status,” the group wrote.
Nearly 700,000 dreamers — the children of undocumented immigrants — are protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a Barack Obama-era program that President Trump is ending March 5. He has given Congress until then to enact a permanent solution, or thousands of dreamers could begin facing deportation on a daily basis.
The letter released Tuesday is co-signed by Republicans hailing from districts encompassing immigrant-rich Miami, suburban Philadelphia, New York’s Hudson Valley and rural Illinois. They include senior members of the House GOP caucus, among them Joe Barton (Tex.), Fred Upton (Mich.) and Mike Simpson (Idaho), and several from competitive swing districts, including Ryan Costello (Pa.) and Elise Stefanik (N.Y.). Many of the co-signers are members of the Main Street Caucus, a group of pro-business moderate Republicans.
Simpson is a joke.
If you’ve ever heard of this man before today (and don’t live in Idaho) comment below.
Mike and his ilk need to shut it. They’re not helping anyone but the Democrat party.