Trump Strongly Calls Out Senate Republicans

  • 08/23/2017
  • Source: Fox News
  • by: Fox News Online
Trump Strongly Calls Out Senate Republicans

President Trump has dramatically ratcheted up criticism of his Senate Republican detractors, going after Arizona’s senators at Tuesday's freewheeling Phoenix rally and following up with an accusation on Twitter that GOP leaders are “just wasting time” if they don’t scrap the filibuster.

“If Republican Senate doesn't get rid of the Filibuster Rule & go to a simple majority, which the Dems would do, they are just wasting time!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
  The president has suggested before that GOP leaders like Senate boss Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., should nix the rules allowing the minority party to demand a 60-vote threshold for controversial legislation – a highly sensitive issue on Capitol Hill, amid concerns that doing so could someday hurt Republicans.

But Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with his stalled legislative agenda, suggesting Republicans in Congress could end the logjam by changing the rules
 Source: Fox News

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