Trouble in the Ranks

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Breitbart News reports trouble in the ranks of the GOP, as Republicans in Congress plan to take the steps necessary to block or hinder the implementation of many of the policies that Trump promised to implement while campaigning for president.

Texas Rep. Bill Flores(R) told a group of beltway insiders on December 1 that the GOP’s conservative policies and Trump’s campaign promises are out of sync.

“We all agree that some of President Trump’s proposed policies are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies,” Flores said.

In an effort to prevent Trump from taking his own initiative and changing agency policies and regulations through the use of controversial executive orders, Flores is proposing that the GOP steer Trump toward implementing his policies by enacting legislation in the House and Senate.

The GOP had previously been very critical of executive orders when Obama issued them.

“One of the things I hope the new president…will do is take a look at all the unilateral action the president took, both through executive orders and regulatory overreach of one kind or another…and see how much he can undo,” said Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell on November 7, Newsweek reports.

Trump supporters are also suspicious of the GOP and of Trump himself, and many are not confident in his ability to come through on his campaign promises. Trump’s appointment of former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary has done little to allay their concerns. Further eroding their trust is Mitt Romney’s consideration for Secretary of State, whom many of Trump’s supporters believe was disrespectful to Trump during the campaign and does not deserve the position for that reason.

Prominent Trump supporter Ann Coulter communicated their concerns in a tweet on December 2:

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