A Misused Majority

It’s now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. And, from day one, House Democrats have misused that majority by playing political games, casting show votes, and embracing radical ideas—instead of working in a bipartisan manner to craft legislation that can realistically become law in a divided government.

While the current Congress started amid a partial government shutdown, that shutdown was needlessly extended due to political games initiatedby Democrats. Even though President Trump and Republicans in both chambers were ready and willing to negotiate in good faith and reopen the government, Democrats chose to waste time on nonstarter appropriations bills that ignored the sticking point issue of border security.

To force Democratic participation in discussion, the president eventually looked past their drama and reopened the government for three weeks. I was relieved that a compromise was reached, but it doesn’t excuse the unacceptable delay caused by Democrats refusing to negotiate.



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