McConnell, Trump point fingers BY JORDAIN CARNEY – 08/09/17 06:21 PM EDT


President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are publicly criticizing one another as Republicans point fingers over why they’ve have struggled to score political wins.

The public shots between the GOP president and Senate leader follow growing conservative criticism of McConnell, who has become a target for two right-wing candidates in the Alabama Senate race.

Conservatives suspicious of McConnell have used his failure to win a victory on ObamaCare repeal against him.

And they’ve found an ally, at least temporarily, in Trump.

“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so,” the president fired back on Twitter Wednesday. “After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”

Trump was responding to McConnell’s remarks in Kentucky that the president’s “excessive expectations” were partly to blame for the perception that Republicans hadn’t accomplished anything.

Article continues:

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s