“Republicans are at great risk if they continue to do the very swamp the president ran into,” said Texas representative Chip Roy in an interview, noting that it is more difficult as a socialist to go up against Democrats when “Republicans Massive establishment bypassing “issues and programs that they then complain about. “
Mr Roy said if Mr Trump vetoed the move, lawmakers could draft a bill to expand corporate paycheck protection, work out a compromise on unemployment benefits and direct payments, and pass laws that will keep the government open until the new one Congress will decide on the amount of expenditure next year. But few other lawmakers said they believed Congress would gather to work out a new measure over the vacation.
Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a critic of the president, noted that the foreign aid proposals that the president objected to were proposed by his own administration.
“The Republicans are getting beaten up again by the guy they choose, who doesn’t care about their interests or some principle they stand for,” said Steele. “He made a four-minute video in the White House ranting about things his own administration did while a mother tries to figure out how to avoid eviction and get Christmas presents for her children under the tree. That’s the heartbreaking part. “
The Republicans in the two houses were already divided over the election results.
Many of the Senate Republicans stand ready to leave the Trump era while House Republicans, including top leadership, signed a brief signing of a lawsuit in Texas in hopes that the Supreme Court would turn the results upside down .
Mr McConnell has tried to end the prospect of blocking the Senate Electoral College results next month, but the House Republican leaders have done nothing in public to discourage hardliners from attempting such a move in the Democratic-controlled Chamber . After Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 2 Republican, told reporters this week that such an effort would “go down like a junk dog” in the Senate, Mr. Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be in primary school in 2022, political career is over !!!”
The coverage was contributed by Jonathan Martin from Washington, Ben Casselman and Nicholas Fandos from New York and Rick Rojas from Atlanta.