Want to hear something truly pathetic? The first major piece of legislation to reach Donald Trump’s desk will not be Obamacare repeal, tax reform, or border security… it will likely be gun control.
That’s right: Republicans and Democrats are now working on a gun control package in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
It has been pretty remarkable watching Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell tip-toe around for the past nine months, doing just enough to claim they’re doing something without actually having to pass any real legislation.
Sure, Paul Ryan has sent 200+ bills to the Senate so far, but almost all of these pieces of legislation have zero chance of passing the Senate and he knows it. Yey, when it comes to actually passing real reforms that Republicans actually agree on – like concealed carry reciprocity – he has blocked these bills from coming to a vote. He says the “timing isn’t right.”
Mitch McConnell, on the other hand, has ground the Senate to a halt. Only a handful of bills have actually come up for a vote and McConnell is hiding behind the Senate rules as an excuse not to force a vote on real Conservative reforms. He would rather do nothing than reveal to the American people that his promises were all lies.
Both are blaming the other for nothing getting done. They are both pathetic and Conservatives in Congress are starting to wake up…
Ryan is now trying to save his job by throwing McConnell under the bus, calling for him to end the filibuster. “I’d like to see them do majority votes on these things,” Ryan said in an interview.
But the fact of the matter is that Paul Ryan is equally to blame. He could easily force a Senate vote on these bills by attaching them as amendments to must-pass budget bills. But, as an example, instead of pushing for border security, Paul Ryan demanded the House pass a “clean” budget that literally prohibits President Trump from building a border wall.
It is time for both of them to go.
In both the House and the Senate, you have men in charge who spend day-in and day-out devising ways to stop things from getting done. They passed hundreds of bills during the Obama-era. Now that Trump is president, just over sixty have reached his desk. They literally have to try to be so ineffective.
It has now been over eight months since President Trump was elected. Ryan and McConnell wanted Trump to lose. They wanted the next eight years to be like the last eight. Neither of these two men had any intention of fulfilling their promises.
Well, a group of wealthy donors have now cut them off, refusing to donate to a Congress that won’t seem to do anything. And President Trump isn’t the only one demanding their heads. Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff is also calling for a purge of the GOP leadership. Former advisor to the President Steve Bannon is even trying to enlist some moderate Democrats to join the fight and remove these clowns.