Trump’s attacks stun Republican senators

President Trump’s management style isn’t making him many friends in Congress.

Trump’s habit of bullying his allies has sown seeds of doubt about whether any political sacrifice by a GOP lawmaker will be rewarded — or even remembered — by the president.

Trump’s pointed criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was the only senator to endorse Trump for much of last year’s presidential campaign, has shocked many GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill who have rallied to their former colleague’s defense.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who served for years with Sessions on the Judiciary Committee, said Trump “belittling and humiliating the attorney general” was “unseemly” and “inappropriate.”

The public shots are “a sign of great weakness on the part of President Trump,” he said.

What bothers lawmakers the most is that Trump seems to want to embarrass his targets.

Some note that Sessions resigned from his safe Senate seat to join the executive branch and work for Trump.

They say it is wrong that Sessions has become a target of the president’s ire for following Justice Department guidelines and recusing himself from oversight of the Russia investigation.

 

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344025-trumps-attacks-stun-republican-senators

  • james oriley

    The real problem is almost the whole Rep.party doesn’t back Trump up. Why won;t they pack him because he is ready to get rid of the swamp people.

    • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

      Yes, it would be nice if they could agree to pack (sic) – (back) him but alas, far too many in the houses of congress are not real Republicans, but establishment globalists who lied with their oath of office of fealty to the Constitution of our Republic (and the party plank).

      • The Redman

        Crooked white-folks, huh. joey. hahahaaahhahaha

    • The Redman

      Better get dat inbred name checked out, jamie. hhahahahahahahahahaah

  • Jackson Brannon

    The real problem is that Sessions will NEVER prosecute a fellow Politician!! These Swamp Politicians like Graham know this!! THAT is the reason they don’t want Trump removing Sessions!! They have his back because Sessions has theirs!!!

  • JC

    That’s why our government and politicians are so incompetent—they follow silly rules that make them look foolish—you know i am talking about the senate–don’t you?

    • Marlene Binger

      They have no guts! They “go along to get along” and have nothing to offer!

      • The Redman

        Yep, dats how most of U stupid white-folks R. marvin. hahahahahahahaha

    • The Redman

      U’re scared 2 say white-folks, huh, jackass coward. hahahahahahahaha

  • Deert

    They won’t support him because he wants to drain them.

    • Marlene Binger

      You are absolutely correct, Deert! Thank you! Unfortunately, the Republican ESTABLISHMENT needs to be drained and REAL honest to goodness TRUE Republicans get elected!

      • Col C

        I agree with you, we have a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing, and Trump is certainly not to blame for that. What did Trump say about Sessions, anyway?

        • The Redman

          white-folks love 2 kill, and B killed. cpl. hahahahahaha

    • The Redman

      white-folks ruined america. now U pinkies C it. hahahahahahahahaha. deet-head. hhahahahahaha

  • George

    Trump has never accepted responsibility for his actions……it is always the other guy’s fault.

    • Col C

      How is this true? He simply called Sessions beleaguered, and he is. Sessions is bowing to all the political pressure, and he is just going to recuse himself, what was the point of appointing him in the first place. Trump gets picked on because he is not politically correct, and frankly I think it is very refreshing to just hear someone say what they really think, instead of all the lies the rest of the establishment lives by.

      • yankeelover39

        I agree 100%.

    • The Redman

      Yep. hhahahahahahahahaha

  • Patriot47

    Why would President Trump want to “make friends” with a bunch of back-stabbing RINOs?

    • The Redman

      white-folks, patty, say white-folks. haahhahahahaha

  • Marlene Binger

    The so called “Republican Party” has no guts to stand up for what is right. Now we have Trump standing up for our rights and these imbecilic idiots can’t stand him because he has MORE guts to “tell it like it is” and the “fraidy cats” do NOT have the fortitude or perhaps “no balls”!

    • The Redman

      I bet U got some, huh. marvin. hahahahahahahaha

  • Michael DePoy

    Last time I checked President Trump is the elected BOSS. In the business world if your hired to do a job, you better know how to do the job. If a few harsh words designed to kick your ass into gear instead make you run to toilet and cry, don’t bother coming out cause wimps are not needed for these jobs… Reach down into your panties and pull out a pair and go to work maybe JUST MAYBE you will hear some praise.

    • Col C

      Although I agree with you, do we need to graphically vulgar about it. How about, they just need to get a spine.

      • yankeelover39

        Col.C Which part is it you didn’t understand?

        • The Redman

          The inbred part. lice-lover. hahahahahahahaha

    • The Redman

      Stupid white-folks like U, help ruin america. D-bo. hahahahahahahahaha

  • Col C

    Ok, this article did not say what President Trump said about Sessions, so how can we make any kind of judgment call ourselves, if we don’t even know what he said?

  • Original Anna

    These so called republicans causing the problem aren’t republicans but establishment democrats posing as republicans. During Obama all they did was pass everything Obama wanted never saying boo to him. Trump has a right to be angry considering these republicans treated Obama and their democrat friends like gods instead of paying attention to what the republican base wanted. McCain is pissed because Trump won when McCain didn’t for president, McConnell wants to please his democrat friends by rehashing Obamacare 2, 3 and McConnell’s own heathcare bill which was nothing but Obamacare rehashed but still obamacare. We need to replace these establishments who have made a really good life out of being democrat pleasers but now it is time they either get out or start acting like republican pleasers. Trump, keep after them, they aren’t listening to their people, just themselves and their democrat friends.

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    We could use three or four parties, however, the founding Fathers did NOT want Political Parties as they would be controlled by the wealthy and big financial backers. How RIGHT (correct) they were.

    One of Trump’s promises was to get a Constitutional Amendment to “Term Limits” on Congress. NO more life time or career Congressmen. This we NEED more than anything. The House is elected for 2, 4, and six years. The Senate is elected for 6 year terms divided into 3 sections. That is 1/3 of the Senate are elected every two years. Limit each elected member to 12 years maximum lifetime limitation.

    To do so will end the dynasties of lifetime members and the “Big Money” backers. Big money and special interests will always be players. But now they will have to find persons that continually will do their bidding and be liked by the people.

    It would be nice to limit what is spent on elections. Having a “CAP” would level the p[laying field making it possible for the average citizen to run for office. This may require an Amendment as well. Since it is the PEOPLE that elect and it is a government of the PEOPLE by the PEOPLE. Only people can contribute funds to a campaign. Businesses, Special Interests, and Organizations would be prohibited from contributing funds.

  • The Redman

    white-folks ruined america

  • Ivylle Anderson

    CC6568 Trump is not telling it like it is…..not the whole truth; the entire GOP remains
    spineless. I vote Republican and yet I cannot help but believe that if the President drains all
    that needs it, he may have to drain himself.