Just as many Trump supporters feared, it looks like the Ryan-McConnell Republican Congress will not be able to push the Trump agenda through the House and Senate.
They are just unwilling to do the will of the people.
Mitch McConnell told Politico today Congress will not be able to pass tax cuts this year.
Later today the White House pushed back.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday morning tax reform isn’t going to be done by the August recess as President Trump and Treasury Secretary Munchin have suggested.
“I think finishing on tax reform will take longer,” McConnell said during a POLITICO Playbook breakfast. “We do have to finish the healthcare debate, up or down, win or lose, before we go to taxes.”
But the White House is strongly pushing back on McConnell’s increased timeline, with Press Secretary Sean Spicer saying the August deadline for a comprehensive tax overhaul still stands.
“I think we feel confident that we’re going to get a lot done,” Spicer said.