President Trump has been letting people know what’s on his mind. For GOP members of Congress who have struggled to follow through on the commitments they made to the American people, it means they’re getting called out for their failure to take action.
President Trump posted a barrage of Twitter messages concerning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, calling him out for failing to pass a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, reports FOX News. “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so,” Trump said. “After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”
These comments from the president have come in response to comments McConnell made at a Rotary Club meeting in his home district earlier in the week. McConnell went on to say that due to Trump’s inexperience, the current president doesn’t understand how slow the legislative process can be.
“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process. Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things that need to be done by a certain point,” McConnell said.
What followed was a series of tweets from the president calling out McConnell. “Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal and Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!” Trump wrote in one of his many tweets on the topic.
Another one of his tweets reads in a similar fashion, “Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace Obamacare!”
Although it is true that Trump does not have political experience, Americans voted for him precisely because he wasn’t part of the entrenched Washington establishment. The people indicated they are tired of inefficient bureaucracies that still haven’t been able to implement legislation after months of controlling the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives.
Trump has made a variety of statements pressuring the GOP to step up at this crucial juncture. In July, the president sent an ultimatum to Congress to either figure out a health care solution for Americans or lose a valuable insurance benefit that allows Obamacare premium costs to be covered by taxpayers, according to Fox News.
At this point, more pressure apparently needs to be applied to get what Americans are seeing as a lazy, inefficient GOP moving on critical issues. Making elected officials pay for their own health care seems like a good way to start.
President Trump chided Mitch McConnell for being unable to pass repeal and replace. Is McConnell too weak a leader?
With Senate hearings to discuss health care scheduled on September 4th, Americans are getting tired of the countless delays in what should be a relatively straightforward process.
The Republican Party has no excuse for why they can’t get this passed. After seven years under the Obama administration, they finally have control over every aspect of the government. Their failure is a disappointment to all Americans who have to wait even longer to get Obamacare replaced.
Trump is right–McConnell and the GOP need to get their act together.