Welcome to "Disgrace the Nation," this Sunday morning. Many Republican legislators' actions lag that of their constituents and the nation. Most Americans do not approve of the President's actions and are very concerned.
Republican leadership is conflicted in their addressing President Trump's many glaring problems because they want to rush through their agenda before the prospect of losing Trump to a trial.
A complicated legislative agenda lessens the probability of success from both Congressional Republicans failing to agree on what they want to be done and the wild uncertainty of Trump's behavior.
Trump's firing of James Comey is controversial because Trump admitted belatedly that his decision was motivated by a desire to stop the investigation into this political campaign members for their colluding with Russians, and more. Then, he compounded his problem by making a threat against Comey by revealing unknown tapes of their conversation.
Bullying and intimidation and disrespectful behavior are simply not presidential and are a disgrace to the nation.
"On Friday, GOP dissent grew deeper when Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said the appointment of an independent prosecutor to look into alleged links between Trump associates and Russia “should be on the table,” if congressional probes into the matter encounter obstacles. Heller is up for re-election next year, and his seat is widely seen as the top Democratic target.
The Nevadan is one of about a dozen GOP senators who have expressed concern or criticism about the president’s actions.
Trump’s low approval ratings could also loosen the bond between him and his party colleagues on Capitol Hill. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday — and conducted almost entirely before the Comey controversy erupted — gave him an approval rating of just 36 percent among registered voters, with 58 percent disapproving.
Republican nerves were further frayed by a Friday morning tweetstorm from the president. Trump took aim at Comey, asserting that the fired FBI director “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”"