Heading into their massive lunch with Donald Trump on Tuesday, Senate Republicans had been overtly important of the White Home for not apologizing for an aide’s crass remarks about Sen. John McCain. However did they confront Trump about it? In fact not.
They didn’t ask concerning the Russia investigation or, nicely, actually anything, both.
… there have been simply two questions — statements, actually, in response to Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. — about immigration and about how nicely Republicans have finished with energy in Washington.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., urged Trump to speak concerning the GOP’s report, and handed out copies of of a pocket card with accomplishments — from army spending to the affirmation of Supreme court docket Justice Neil Gorsuch — listed on it.
“We had been very optimistic in there,” Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby mentioned. “We primarily listened.”
Forward of the lunch, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst mentioned that “I hope that we now have a dialogue about” the White Home’s remedy of McCain. Apparently hope was the one motion she took. Reporters ought to keep in mind this second the subsequent time they get a quote from any Republican important of Trump—the follow-up query all the time needs to be “what are you going to do about it,” and Republican actions should all the time be checked in opposition to Republican claims.
As a result of Tuesday’s lunch is the truth of at this time’s Republican Celebration: they listened and somewhat than difficult, they fawned and sucked up.