Senator Roy Blunt has learned something that other Republicans in Congress have yet to realize. They have a once in a lifetime opportunity to get things done with President Trump and they will get nowhere by fighting with him.
The Hill reports:
Blunt: ‘I think it’s a mistake to get in a fight with the president’
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he thinks it’s a “mistake” to get into a fight with President Trump.
“It’s not a mistake to disagree when you disagree,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It is a mistake to suggest that somehow this president, who was elected just as the Constitution prescribed and has the responsibility to lead the country, that somehow we need to not work with this president I think is a bad road to go down.”
Blunt was asked about comments from a fellow Missouri Republican, former Sen. John Danforth, in which he said Trump is the “most divisive president in our history.”
Blunt said it’s important to work with the president.
“I think it’s a mistake to get in a fight with the president,” he said.
Blunt was also asked about Trump’s past comments targeting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“Well, you know, they’re both tough men. They’re both tough men,” Blunt said. “I think they are both long-time negotiators.”
The people elected Trump to get things done. It’s high time for the GOP to get on board.