Things have been turbulent in Washington D.C. ever since the Trump airboat got to this particular corner of the pungent and putrid Beltway Bayou.
In his never-ending quest to rid our governmental system of its inherent corruption and criminality, the Commander in Chief has sacrificed his own image in the process. Now, the media is lambasting the leader of the free world for his willingness to fire people who just aren’t cutting it.
That’s right: The media is surprised that the guy famous for the line “You’re Fired!” is now firing people.
The ins-and-outs of Trump’s administration may have the White House looking like a finely aged Swiss Cheese to the casual observer, but this isn’t merely a void in leadership. It is a chance for improvement. It’s calling up a promising prospect. It’s fresh, and it’s certainly bold, and that is exactly what Donald Trump represented to his voters.
Among those coming and going from Washington are a number of the republican stronghold; from the inner circle of the GOP.
Nevada’s 2nd U.S. House District Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, said on Nevada Newsmakers Monday that Rep. Paul Ryan may soon resign as Speaker of the U.S. House.
Amodei said he was repeating a rumor that’s around Capitol Hill.
“The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker,” Amodei said.
Ryan, who initially clashed with The Donald during his time as nominee Trump, seemed to have come to heel before the President took his oath. And it could be Ryan’s cooperative work with the President and his tax bill that has him looking to pack his bags.
When asked why Ryan would resign now, Amodei said that maybe he has accomplished what he set out to do as the U.S. House leader and may want to move on to other challenges.“I don’t know. If I was just guessing, he wanted to do the tax-cut bill,” Amodei said, referencing the passage in Congress of major tax cuts late last year. “You know, (former Speaker) John Boehner said the thing: ‘Hey, I checked all of the boxes I thought were important and I’m moving on to whatever else.'”
Amodei hinted Ryan may be considering running for President or another high office. Ryan has been mentioned as a presidential candidate before, although Trump will be up for re-election in 2020.
“If it, in fact, is true, I know that Paul Ryan thinks he wants to play on the national stage in some capacity or another, so I don’t know what that means,” Amodei said.
And, as if to plant the seed of a GOP revolt before 2020, Amodei also made sure to drop clues about Ryan’s true feelings regarding the President.
Amodei scoffed at the notion Ryan would got to work in the White House or somewhere else in the Trump administration with a presidential appointment.
“You asked me so I’m going to answer you,” Amodei said. “And my speculation is this: The White House and Paul Ryan would probably not be a great fit.”