We urge our conservative friends and readers to call their Representatives and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to demand funding of the border wall in the soon-to-be-passed continuing resolution. Tell them no excuses; no border wall funding – means a no vote.
A close look reveals that the last two months have not been characterized so much by what has happened but by what has not. It is time Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got something remotely resembling President Trump’s legislative agenda moving.
Rather than scrapping tradition, the end of the judicial filibuster restores a longstanding tradition of not using it against nominees for judgeships. That tradition was tossed out in 2003 when Democrats began filibustering Republican nominees. That was new. The old way, the traditional way, was followed in the confirmation battle over Clarence Thomas in 1990. To say he was a highly controversial pick is putting it mildly. Despite this, no one called for a filibuster or said there's a rule that says 60 votes are required. Thomas was confirmed, 52-48.
The good news is it looks like Republicans are finally ready to show some backbone and call the Democrats’ bluff on the filibuster. If going “nuclear” means honoring truth, respectability and the Founding Fathers’ original conception of how the system should function we should have done it long ago.
While churlish Democrats are still grieving over the lost election and trying to make phony charges of Russian hacking into a special prosecutor-worthy scandal, President Trump boldly and eloquently called Americans to think about the future.
President Trump’s team reported great beginnings for his conservative agenda to the thousands of conservatives assembled at CPAC, however, something was definitely missing.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's approval rating would be "10 to 15 points higher if he allowed himself to stay on message." In an interview yesterday, McConnell said he likes "what the president is doing," citing deregulation efforts, his Supreme Court nominee, and Cabinet picks. But "what he's saying makes everything harder." His tweets and comments often make it "harder to achieve what you want to achieve."
CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie said in reaction to President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, "The liberal special interest groups will demand and insist that the Democratic Senators go all out to keep Judge Gorsuch off the Supreme Court. This battle will be unlike any court battle in modern times. And when the battle is done conservatives will win and liberals will be exhausted and weakened for the next battle."
To find senior defense and national security officials who share his views, President-elect Trump may have to look beyond the obvious choices who, though undoubtedly talented, have a long association with the failed policies he has promised to rethink.
The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044. We urge CHQ readers to call Congress to oppose the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) and to join other limited government constitutional conservatives in opposing this one last giveaway to Obama’s priorities by the feckless Capitol Hill Republican establishment.
In a stealth move that would affect nearly every American home and business and compromise national security the Obama Administration is proceeding with an effort that began while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State to illegally giveaway control of the Internet to the likes of Iran, China and Russia.
If the GOP turns on itself and its base at this point, it will do untold damage to itself for years to come. There won't be any conservatism, period. We will be a liberal country. There will be no escape — any states that try to pass conservative legislation will soon find that their laws have been struck down by Hillary's judges.
Trump told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who led the meeting at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters, that he’s “not feeling the love” from the leader, according to a lawmaker who attended. Trump made the comment in a joking tone, but he also sent a clear message that he wants more support from the people who are supposed to be his allies on Capitol Hill.
Researchers at Harvard University found that celebrating the July 4th holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism -- and the good news is it only seems to work on Republicans.
The open Senate seat in Indiana is one where the two leading candidates present a stark choice between Marlin Stutzman, the principled limited government constitutional conservative and Todd Young, the Big Government – Big Business Mitch McConnell yes-man. We urge our friends in Indiana to vote Marlin Stutzman for Senate in tomorrow’s Indiana Republican primary.
Establishment Republicans, increasingly desperate to derail Trump’s candidacy, seem completely unable to understand how they have made Trump’s rise possible. To simplify it for Speaker Ryan (and Mitch McConnell and all the lobbyists on DC’s K Street) Trump is winning because he’s running against you, not Hillary Clinton; he’s running against your failure to put so much as speed bump in the road of Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.
An apology from Ted Cruz for calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar "ain’t gonna happen," the presidential hopeful said during a Thursday interview with CNN's Dana Bash. "If the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time," Cruz said. "My focus is on the American people."
It's safe to say all of the conservative goodwill would end the instant Republicans agreed to take up Merrick Garland's nomination. And the fire would turn inward at the worst possible moment for Republicans, as the party is scrambling to save its narrow Senate majority in November.
What the Republican establishment fears more than anything, including a Donald Trump nomination, is that when Ted Cruz wins he brings more than a new Republican administration to power – he brings us – the limited government constitutional conservative movement to power.
In apparently refusing to hold a confirmation hearing on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)is "doing exactly what Harry Reid would do if he were in the majority at this time," Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox News's Megyn Kelly Wednesday night.