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Republicans Begin Pushing Back on Trump Policies

Whether it’s Trump’s controversial family separation policy or stripping away pre-existing condition protections in Obamacare, Republicans are pushing back.

By NTK Staff | 06.19.2018 @10:00am
Republicans Begin Pushing Back on Trump Policies

Republicans are beginning to seriously push back against portions of President Donald Trump’s agenda this week, as the nation’s attention focuses on the U.S. southern border.

Former First Lady Laura Bush was joined by Trump’s wife, Melania, in speaking out against the practice of separating parents caught illegally entering the U.S. from their children.

The chorus of Republicans speaking out against the Trump administration policy grew Monday, as former Republican presidential nominee and current U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney (R-UT) decried the controversy as a “humanitarian crisis.”

“I think immediately we should go back to the setting where we’re not ripping children away from their parents, and then we expect Congress to take whatever action is necessary to fix this on a permanent basis,” Romney said.

“I believe the right answers will be held with the administration and the Congress working together,” he said.

But immigration is not the only controversy with which Republicans are taking issue. Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL), a staunch Trump ally and candidate for U.S. Senate, pushed back against a Trump administration effort to roll back health care coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

“My position has not changed — I do not agree with efforts to remove pre-existing conditions,” Scott said in a statement distributed by his U.S. Senate campaign and not the governor’s office. “I’ve continued to say that it is important to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions and that every American, including those with pre-existing conditions, should have the ability to buy any kind of insurance they want.”

Republicans also joined Democrats this week in an 85-15 vote to reinstate tough penalties on ZTE, a Chinese telecom company “accused of violating American sanctions,” according to ABC News. The vote is a “harsh rebuke” to Trump, who declared he was lifting sanctions against ZTE earlier this month.

Conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt said the family separation issue could become “the president’s new Katrina,” a reference to the devastating hurricane that negatively impacted President Bush’s approval rating in 2005.

But unlike Katrina, a brutal act of nature, these crises are entirely of the administration’s doing. Time will tell if Trump and his team will put forth a solution to address these problems.

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