The House GOP is trying to separate itself from the Senate and from the anti-Trump media.
While it may seem that the only thing that has been happening in Washington, D.C. over the last few weeks is “Russia-related,” the House GOP wants you to know, they’ve actually been hard at work.
The video shows Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reminding everyone that no other Congress has ever passed as many bills as this one did during President Trump’s First 100 Days.
Did you know that? Probably not. The media hasn’t covered anything other than the reports of scandal in the Trump White House, how could you be expected to know that the House actually accomplished anything?
Another benchmark that the House GOP wants you to remember is that they passed an Obamacare repeal bill, even though the Senate couldn’t seem to bring themselves to do the same.
House Republicans aren’t distracted by the newest countdown clock on cable news or partisan sniping in Washington, D.C.
You don’t care about those things. You care about finding a good job, taking care of your family, and achieving the American Dream, and so do we.
We’re focused on issues that matter to you. And our record proves it.
I think you can expect to see more of this type of messaging as we get closer to next year’s midterm elections.
After the failure of the Obamacare repeal in the Senate many Republicans, including myself, immediately wondered what good it was voting for Republicans when they couldn’t even pass the one thing they’ve been talking about doing for the last 7 years?
In an effort to counter the narrative that it’s the entire Republican Party that is broken, the House GOP caucus will likely do its very best to remind voters that the House isn’t where the problem is.
In the House, the GOP has been able to pass bills that speak to the problems Americans are worried about. In the House, the GOP has largely kept their promises. Sure, some of the bills are ugly and don’t actually do everything that Republican voters want… but at least they passed SOMETHING.
Which is more than the Senate can say.
So, is the House Republican caucus right? Do they deserve to be reelected, and does the Senate deserve most of the blame for this Congress’ failures?
I guess we’ll find out in November of 2018.