Excerpt From: The Daily Caller. Written By: Ginni Thomas.
President Donald Trump has been leading America for some 45 days, and Democrats are hysterical in using every trick in their book to make governance impossible.
They have slow-walked nominations, systematically leaked damaging, classified information to friendly reporters , disrupted Republican town halls, “flynned” Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and threw a cultural fit because Hillary Clinton lost and they don’t want to give up power.
Republicans, with the largest Republican majorities in Congress since 1928, were expected to repeal Obamacare — exposing Obama’s malfeasances — re-limit the federal government and help Trump with his mandates. Instead, as some have labeled them, the Republican Congress is becoming a “Do-Nothing Congress” or the “Silence of the Lambs Congress,” unwilling or unable to help Trump govern the nation.
Demonstrating his own courage and independence, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows spoke to The Daily Caller News Foundation this week about the state of play between the White House and the Congress.
Beyond what the White House is doing, not much is getting accomplished, he says.
“There has not been one piece of substantial legislation that has hit the president’s desk that has moved through the House or the Senate and here we are in March. We were supposed to hit the ground running. Vice President Pence said, ‘buckle up!’” With a focus on manning the government and enacting major legislation, Meadows reports “it’s the Congress thwarting the ability of the president to get some things done.”
The level-headed congressman was chosen in December to be the new chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, a beloved group of conservatives closest to grassroots voters and guided by limited government principles. Leadership labels them as “troublemakers,” “maniacs or “extremists” who won’t bend to leadership group-think. In the mold of the Vice President Mike Pence, when he served in the House of Representatives, these conservatives ask pesky questions, make principled demands and think Republicans should keep their campaign promises.