While everyone was evaluating Donald Trump at 100 days, we also should have been grading Congress. With significantly lower approval ratings than the president, Congress has done very little.
With the same political party controlling the White House and Congress, how can that be? The answer is that Republicans in Congress are no longer following their leaders but instead are beholden to political caucuses. The moderate Tuesday group and the conservative Freedom Caucus now hold as much power as the Speaker of the House or a committee chair.
Leaders no longer even try to work with members of the other party, instead settling for party-line votes on everything. Only five times in history has the president’s party avoided losses in mid-term elections, so Republicans now have about a year and a half to get it together. Otherwise what should have been a period of power and influence will have been wasted.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/323443991″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]