The Foreman Forecast: What have you ever completed?
The Democrats controlling the U.S. Home of Representatives “actually have not gotten something completed” since Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the gavel. Nada. Zippo. Goose egg. This was the gleeful announcement from White Home Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, as she pressed President Trump’s case that Democratic lawmakers are losing time and tax cash investigating him. Trump himself tweeted, “Zero is getting completed … it isn’t attainable for (Congress) to analyze and legislate on the identical time.”
These are good, robust, clear statements positive to please the Trump base. They’re additionally patently, provably not true. That is pretend information being pushed by a White Home that screams endlessly that such falsehoods are the damnation of America.
Let’s assessment the info: Underneath Dem management since simply January, the Home has handed 235 items of laws. 235! Positive, a few of them had been about little issues, like naming put up places of work. However the Dems additionally tackled some main points, approving measures to handle ethics, marketing campaign funds, authorities reforms, discrimination, gun security, and international warming.
Why haven’t you seen the results of all this? Take a look at that checklist. Many of those are objects the president’s social gathering – the Republicans – don’t need. So when many of those measures reached the Republican-controlled Senate they had been taken into backrooms and slowly smothered… presumably below a pillow embroidered with the phrases “Trump perpetually” or maybe a MAGA fleece blanket.
Regardless of that, it’s value noting that 17 objects authorized by the Dems within the Home, had been additionally handed by the Senate Republicans; together with laws to finish the federal government shutdown, to handle a drought out west, and to cope with conservation points. (And by the best way, historical past has proven Congresses can fairly simply deal with everyday issues whereas investigating presidents.)
Now, I’m not taking sides right here. I’m paid to not care which social gathering will get credit score or blame for something. However I’m additionally paid to observe the info, they usually say Crew Trump is lifeless mistaken on this matter. Democrats will not be taking the actions Trump desires. They could be pursuing investigations he loathes. However they’re decidedly doing issues; together with issues which may very well be his undoing. And that’s most likely what all of the White Home griping is actually about.