Posted on December 13, 2016

WP: “Republican lawmakers are increasingly at odds with Donald Trump on a number of ­high-profile domestic and national security issues, an early sign that the GOP-led Congress might resist some elements of the ­president-elect’s un­or­tho­dox agenda.”

Although Trump maintains enthusiastic backing in many corners of the party, key members of the Senate and House have been outspoken in challenging his views of Russia and its interference in the U.S. election, warning of potential conflicts of interest arising from Trump’s far-flung business interests if he does not fully divest from his company, and criticizing the tough approach that he has taken to some companies, including his threat to impose a stiff tariff on firms that move jobs overseas.
There is also friction over Trump’s selection of ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state — with GOP advisers warning that a growing number of Republican senators may be unwilling to vote to confirm Tillerson because of his ties to Russia

McConnell yesterday: “I think this level of national debt is dangerous and unacceptable. My preference on tax reform is that it be revenue neutral.”

Bloomberg also reported on the GOP opposition to the tax cuts.


WP: Dispute over Russia reflects growing Republican resistance to Trump

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